Understanding Death: An Introduction To Ideas Of Self And The Afterlife In World Religions
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Understanding Death: An Introduction To Ideas Of Self And The Afterlife In World Religions

by Angela Sumegi

A comprehensive survey of how religions understand death, dying, and the afterlife, drawing on examples from Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Shamanic perspectives. * Considers shared and differing views of death across the world s major religions, including on the nature of death itself, the reasons for it, the identity of those who die, religious rituals, and on how the living should respond to death * Places emphasis on the varying concepts of the self or soul * Uses a thematic structure to facilitate a broader comparative understanding * Written in an accessible style to appeal to an undergraduate audience, it fills major gap in current textbook literature

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  • Number of Pages : 280
  • Publisher : John Wiley
  • Weight : 566g
  • Product Code : 9781405153706