In a way, it could be said that becomingan ancestor orenjoying life after death depends so muchon marriage, procreation, and riches. Though good moral lifeis stressed,it is not with thesame alacrity as having an offspring and riches.
Author: Anthony Onyekwe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In Africa, the emphasis on family, marriage, and offspring suggest that there is a kind of an unwritten ancestral law that imposes on every male the duty of begetting a son. The reason is because the core of African ‘soteriology’ is centered on offspring. The predicament of the childless couples, therefore, stems from the desire for immortality and salvation that culminates in the admission of the dead into the ancestral world. This quest for salvation and immortality constitute social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual problems for Christian as well as non-Christian childless couples.
A further objection to a sexless resurrection world is that it would not be as conducive to personal development and growth as life on this present earth. The Archbishop's Commission states: “Marriage is one of the central means through ...
Author: Marilyn W. McWilliamsPublish On: 2006-09-29
In Colorado intestate estates, surviving spouses inherit a percentage of the probate estate based on a number of factors, including whether or not there were children from the marriage, the age of those children, and whether or not the ...
At least some ranks of angels do have wings, such as the seraphim described in Isaiah 6:2 (see Revelation 4:8). ... (Matthew 22:30) “For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in ...
Author: Mark Hitchcock
Four thousand years ago, amid tragic suffering and death, Job asked the question of the ages: “If a man dies, will he live again?” Since the dawn of history, the subject of death and the afterlife has been the great question of human existence. It’s a subject that everyone wonders about. What lies behind the veil of death? Is there really life after death? Is there a place called hell? This small yet power-packed book answers, in a very straightforward, reader-friendly format, all the most-asked questions ordinary people have about death, near-death experiences, cremation, purgatory, hell, heaven, and our future bodies. You’ll be amazed at what awaits us beyond the grave. Is There Sex in Heaven? It’s a fair question! And so are the rest. Go ahead…flip to the table of contents. Discover another one, two, or fifty-four others that are guaranteed to intrigue you. Questions like: Do those in heaven know what’s happening on earth? and Will I see my pets in heaven? Because even if you’d rather avoid the topic, death will not avoid you. So fire away! Ask the tough questions, and get the dead-on answers you need. Straightforward and easy to read, 55 Answers to Questions About Life After Death satisfies that nagging, curious voice whispering from the corner of your mind. Story Behind the Book “Three key experiences in my life have come together to make this book a reality. First, as the pastor of a local church for thirteen years, I have had the privilege of visiting people who are facing imminent death, conducting funerals, and ministering to grieving families. During these times people often have probing questions about life after death. Second, due to my interest and writing in the area of Bible prophecy, I am frequently asked questions about the afterlife at conferences and via e-mail. Third, all kinds of books, TV shows, and groups out there today are fostering unbiblical views of life after death. Knowing that this is a subject of universal interest and great confusion, I have a passionate desire to create a user-friendly, clear, straightforward resource to answer all the key questions that people everywhere are asking about life’s greatest mystery.”
Robert Browning spent 15 years married to a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett.
Author: Pamela Neville-Sington
Category: Poets, English
Robert Browning spent 15 years married to a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett. Although theirs was a happy marriage, it proved to be a disaster for Browning's literary career. This biography takes his wife's death as a starting point, exploring his desire to preserve the literary myth of their marriage.
+ Other rites of passage This section includes : • Marriage • The marriage ceremony • Marriage vows • Life after death • Funerals . The section covers the meaning of Christian marriage . It describes the Roman Catholic ceremony and ...
Author: Gordon Geddes
Category: Catholic Church
Christian belief and practice (GCSE Religious studies for AQA)
Matthew 6:9 thru 6:10 – “(9) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. ... If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
Author: Amasa George Davis
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Are you willing to test whether what you believe is built on sand or stone? Are you absolutely positively sure what you believe is true? Want to find out what the Bible really does say? It just may shock you. It shocked me BIG TIME!
Life is a journey of living and dying, of new birth, and of burying the dead.
Author: Bukiwe Zonke
Life is a journey of living and dying, of new birth, and of burying the dead. Living is a gift from above because we cannot add to its value even though we can subtract from it. Death on the other hand is a loss of life as we know it, and we can never take back from it. What I knew as my life is no longer there; in its stead, a new person emerged. The purpose that I thought was for my life no longer exists, and through my divorce, a cocoon has been broken, and the caterpillar became a butterfly.
How can a dead person still be getting bills?” What a horrible, frustrating time of my life! I was alone! A widow! This was crazy after being married for forty-one years to one man. I had an awful and scary feeling!
Author: Shirley A. Olson
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Life After Death follows a family's walk through the shadow of their loved one's tragic suicide, showing how they were able to struggle with grief and eventually return with a zest for living through the help of our living God. This novel reaches deep into the author's own experiences, when her first husband was struggling with a diagnosis of cancer. In Life After Death, Randy and Sally search for answers after Randy suffers for three months with cancer and then takes his own life. Sally feels she cannot be the super wife any longer and completely falls apart after her husband's tragic death. As Sally struggles to put her family's life back together, she finds her answer in her love of God. Now retired, author Shirley A. Olson wrote this story after her husband died. At that time she was working as a registered nurse in a hospital. She was motivated to help others deal with tragedy, since she could not find much help for survivors when she needed it. I was inspired by my husband's braveness until his body and mind deteriorated. At this time I knew that I needed help from a higher power to get through these hard times and that this experience would be helpful for others. This is what inspired me to write this story. Olson now lives in Cambridge, Minnesota, and has been a writer for 30 years. This is her third book. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/LifeAfterDeath.htm
Prayerfully, they hope for a very happy life indeed. This book addresses the well-intentioned innocence and the poorly-informed ignorance that we all face, as we enter married life.
Author: Richard R. George
Publisher: Xulon Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Every couple I've ever married typically has expectations of long-term success. I know of no one who utters under his or her breath, "I can't wait for this marriage to die," as he or she walks deliberately down the aisle. That would be absurd! They might think that there may be a bit of an initial adjustment, but they genuinely believe that it will be a good life together. Prayerfully, they hope for a very happy life indeed. This book addresses the well-intentioned innocence and the poorly-informed ignorance that we all face, as we enter married life. The preconceived ideas, personal expectations, erroneous assumptions, misinformed understandings, and faulty perceptions of reality all serve to confuse, disappoint, and would even destroy the fabric of emotional trust and happiness that our soul desperately craves. As you enter this world of Marital Death and Marital Life, many of you will wonder if I live in your house. No, but I live in my house, and experience many of the same things, because we are all male or female and are generally poorly prepared for marriage. This book, if you choose to follow it, will help clarify, teach, and correct that which is broken, and provide renewed trust, continual hope, and a refreshed deeper love. Be mindful that we are all "failers," but only a "failure" when we quit. It is almost always, too soon to quit.
Author: Marcia Amidon LustedPublish On: 2018-12-15
In second marriages where there are children not of the marriage, each spouse should consider establishing his or her own separate revocable trust. While each spouse may act as the other's fiduciary, it may be preferable to appoint a ...
Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
While death is a universal experience, the traditions that surround it differ from culture to culture. How should the body of the deceased be laid to rest? What should be done with his or her belongings? How can a person's legacy live on through traditions and keepsakes? This volume explores practices around the world, addressing the practical and spiritual considerations that come with death and encouraging readers to keep an open mind toward the rituals and beliefs of other cultures and turn a critical eye toward their own.
This book introduces a door that every married couple will walk through, usually not together. A door that we dont like to acknowledge or even admit exists. It is the door of reality.
Author: Buddy Rogers
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Once you turn the page of life, you cannot turn it back. The Pain from the Death of a Spouse revisits life with the living and documents the death, pain, and sorrow that will eventually come to every marriage. This book introduces a door that every married couple will walk through, usually not together. A door that we don’t like to acknowledge or even admit exists. It is the door of reality. One spouse will die before the other in almost every marriage. My spouse walked through the door and left me on the opposite side. This is my story after the door closed behind her. It is a story that speaks to the soul of mankind about life, love, marriage, death, and sorrow. You might ask, “What gives the author the insight, the expertise, the knowledge, and the experience to write about the pain that one suffers from the death of a family member?” Perhaps it’s the pain he suffered from the death of his nineteen-year-old sister, and perhaps it’s the pain he suffered from the death of his father, and perhaps it’s the pain he suffered from the death of his mother, and perhaps it’s the pain he suffered from the death of his brother, and perhaps it’s the pain he suffered from the death of his spouse of fifty-five years, or maybe it’s the love, support, and comfort God gave him during each of these deaths.
Author: Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D.Publish On: 2014-07-23
confidence I had in the veracity of her receiving bona fide lifeafterdeath or psychic communications (cf. ). ... I chose an ordinary looking ring for my object, and all I could get was the image of marriage and a wedding ...
Author: Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D.
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Is there life after death? An agnostic investigator explores this question through the communications of mediums in a variety of settings at a Spiritualist camp in Maine—inclusive of interviews and personal experiential sessions (sittings), séances, and diverse workshops. Through a combination of direct personal experience, self-reflections, and critical analysis, all of which was part of his psychology Ph.D. dissertation research at Saybrook University, Elliot Benjamin comes to his own experiential conclusions concerning the question of life after death. The book includes a foreword written by one of the mediums who participated in this study.
Jesus appears to say that people don't marry, in heaven; but his answer is in response to a trick question posed by the Sadducees, who employed Jewish marriage laws to prove there is no life after death. They posed an imaginary problem ...
Author: David J. Fekete
Publisher: Algora Publishing
Love between a man and a woman: is it sacred or sinful? A Rhapsody of Love and Spirituality explores Platonic eros, Christian mysticism, friendship, religious ritual, and love as people experience it, turning up startling ironies and paradoxes and, along the way, some traditions we may find worth reclaiming.
Humanity's Biblical Choice: a Life on Loan or Eternal Life William Landon. not too great an assumption to expect that if ... When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage,' they will be like the angels in heaven.
Author: William Landon
THERE ARE FEW SUBJECTS IN HUMAN THOUGHT THAT RAISE SUCH STRONG EMOTIONS AS THE AFTERLIFE. What if anything, awaits us after we leave this physical world? Are we reincarnated to try to "get it right" through another life? Do we simply vanish? Do we enter some state of bliss or torment based on our good deeds or lack of them? It seems that there is no end of conjecture offered by human religion and philosophy on this subject. Yet, most of this seems to be nothing more than baseless speculation. As we have no evidence (indeed, we cannot have any physical evidence) of what becomes of us after our physical death, it appears that we have no choice but to pick the idea that is most appealing to us and go with it. It is true enough that we will ultimately pick the idea of the afterlife that we choose to believe to be correct, yet this is a matter of sufficiently great importance to warrant our choosing wisely. The source of information we choose to accept as the correct depiction of the afterlife is one of the most critical decisions we will ever make. While this will ultimately be a matter of belief, we owe it to ourselves to make our choice based on what these sources actually say and not on what we think they say or what others tell us they say. This book is presented as a look at the Bible's teaching on the subject of the afterlife and the choices available to us for an existence after this present life is over. The findings presented in this book are at considerable variance with the teachings of traditional institutional Christian church doctrine and dogma. It is the author's hope that the points presented here will give the reader a different perspective of the biblical view of life, death and afterlife.
71 In addition, the bed chamber where Dumuzi and Inanna consummate their marriage is said to drip with honey. ... Life in death? Life after death?”74 Winter's suggestion that these objects represent an assertion of life in the face of ...
Author: Andrew C. Cohen
At the beginning of Mesopotamia s Early Dynastic period, the political landscape was dominated by temple administrators, but by the end of the period, rulers whose titles we translate as king assumed control. This book argues that the ritual process of mourning, burying, and venerating dead elites contributed to this change. Part one introduces the rationale for seeing rituals as a means of giving material form to ideology and, hence, structuring overall power relations. Part two presents archaeological and textual evidence for the death rituals. Part three interprets symbolic objects found in the Royal Cemetery of Ur, showing they reflect ideological doctrines promoting the office of kingship. This book will be particularly useful for scholars of Mesopotamian archaeology and history.
When they decided to marry, Lucy gave up her rent-stabilized apartment. After the funeral, Lucy returned to the condo heartbroken and exhausted. Looking around at the things they had shared made her cry, ...
Author: Mary T. Browne
Publisher: Ivy Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A renowned psychic and spiritual healer with clients all over the world, Mary T. Browne had her first clairvoyant experience at the age of seven. For more than thirty years since then, her visions of the other side and her communication with her teachers, both in spirit and on the earth plane, have helped to form not just her understanding of death, but her philosophy of life. In this fascinating, inspiring book, Mary T. puts our lives into a much broader context than most of us have ever imagined. LIFE AFTER DEATH describes in detail exactly where we go when we die. Mary T.'s psychic connection to the spirit world and her ability to receive messages from those who have made the transition will inspire us to see death not as an ending, but as a new beginning. Mary T. shows us that the spirit world is a place of harmony. It is a realm of beauty, light, art, music, literature, and friendship. We do love beyond the grave, and we will be reunited with our loved ones in the spirit world. The touching stories of those reunions will help ease the fear of leaving the physical world. Mary T. takes the mystery out of death, and leaves us with clear examples of the miraculous journey that lies ahead of us.
A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion Alan Segal. There may have been something more sinister involved as well. To have accepted the marriage proposal may have trapped Gilgamesh in the same situation of Nergal, the god of the ...
Author: Alan Segal
A magisterial work of social history, Life After Death illuminates the many different ways ancient civilizations grappled with the question of what exactly happens to us after we die. In a masterful exploration of how Western civilizations have defined the afterlife, Alan F. Segal weaves together biblical and literary scholarship, sociology, history, and philosophy. A renowned scholar, Segal examines the maps of the afterlife found in Western religious texts and reveals not only what various cultures believed but how their notions reflected their societies’ realities and ideals, and why those beliefs changed over time. He maintains that the afterlife is the mirror in which a society arranges its concept of the self. The composition process for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam begins in grief and ends in the victory of the self over death. Arguing that in every religious tradition the afterlife represents the ultimate reward for the good, Segal combines historical and anthropological data with insights gleaned from religious and philosophical writings to explain the following mysteries: why the Egyptians insisted on an afterlife in heaven, while the body was embalmed in a tomb on earth; why the Babylonians viewed the dead as living in underground prisons; why the Hebrews remained silent about life after death during the period of the First Temple, yet embraced it in the Second Temple period (534 B.C.E. –70 C.E.); and why Christianity placed the afterlife in the center of its belief system. He discusses the inner dialogues and arguments within Judaism and Christianity, showing the underlying dynamic behind them, as well as the ideas that mark the differences between the two religions. In a thoughtful examination of the influence of biblical views of heaven and martyrdom on Islamic beliefs, he offers a fascinating perspective on the current troubling rise of Islamic fundamentalism. In tracing the organic, historical relationships between sacred texts and communities of belief and comparing the visions of life after death that have emerged throughout history, Segal sheds a bright, revealing light on the intimate connections between notions of the afterlife, the societies that produced them, and the individual’s search for the ultimate meaning of life on earth.
Three days later , however , on 29 September 1948 — dressed not in a white but a black dress — Ruth Williams finally married the man she loved in a civil ceremony at Kensington Registry Office . A few days later , her husband returned ...
Author: Nigel Starck
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
The obituary pages of our quality newspapers have been described as 'oases of calm in a world gone mad', 'a lovely part of the paper to linger in', and 'writing that matters'. Entertaining, inspiring and informative, they serve as a legitimate instrument of history, and have enjoyed an extraordinary revival in popularity over the past twenty years. Life After Death investigates-and celebrates-the development of the obituary form in the British, American, and Australian press. Author Nigel Starck tracks down the earliest exercise in obituary publication (in 1622), then traces the evolution of the form over four centuries, from times when the obituary was the reserve of royalty and privilege to its contemporary egalitarian mode. Along the way Dr Starck delves into a multitude of lives, from the heroic to the comic, the saintly to the downright villainous, the exemplary to the eccentric. Meet, in the posthumous cast list, Major Digby Tatham-Warter, of Britain's Parachute Regiment, who carried an umbrella into battle just in case it rained; the absent-minded Australian barrister Pat Lanigan, who drove from Canberra to Sydney and then flew back, leaving his car behind; and the eccentric American publisher Eddie Clontz, whose newspaper reported (exclusively, of course) that 'tiny terrorists' were disguising themselves as garden gnomes. Life After Death also incorporates a connoisseur's collection of ten obituaries reprinted in full: the subjects include Helen Keller, Diana Mosley, Quentin Crisp, George Wallace, and Rosa Parks. Without doubt, Life After Death is a book that will outlive its author-as an enduring celebration of journalism's dying art. 'Canon Smith expired after suffering an unfortunate disagreement with his bishop.'-The Sydney Morning Herald, 1882 'Minnesota Fats died at his home in Nashville. He was eighty-two, or perhaps ninety-five.'-The New York Times, 1996