More of the American children had a di›erent sex in the new life than in the past one (¡5 percent versus 3 per- cent).2 Both groups of children had ... Primitive
Peoples Stevenson (¡985) reported on the reincarnation beliefs of the Igbo of
Author: David Lester
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
People have believed in the existence of life after death throughout human history and in all regions of the world. Mere belief, however, does not make it true. What is the empirical evidence for life after death? Has any significant research been conducted, and if so, what conclusions does it suggest? In fact there exists a large body of research on topics relevant to the question of life after death. This book objectively examines that research, drawing together the observations of social science regarding such phenomena as reincarnation, near-death experiences, deathbed visions, cases of possession by dead spirits, and apparitions of the deceased. It considers possibilities including survival of consciousness and survival of personality, and reflects on the logical problems inherent in any model of postmortem survival. An extensive bibliography lists hundreds of studies of life-after-death phenomena.
Someofthem couldbe reincarnated souls. Whynot? Chester isa reincarnated soul.
I knew thatall along. I'm notsureif he himself knows that, or if he knows what his
first life—or previous lives—actually were, buthe's aware that he's not here forthe
Author: Stephen Baum
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
"What they’re saying about One Life or The Lives of Chester Knowles: ""...Surely it is a dubious literary device- a bit of an underhanded, indeed a chear trick - to use a reincarnation as the premise for a novel. But proving once again that he is above nothing, Mr. Baum seizes upon the idea of reincarnation and squeezes it for all it's worth in this strangely fascinating story about a Los Angeles architect. Chester Knowles, who dies and then somehow discovers himself in another man's body..."" ""...the dramatic twists and turns of Chester's new, second life take the reader on a psycho-philosophical, new-age crazy kind of roller coaster ride/odyssey that will actually have the poor reader howling and screaming for more..."" ""...Baum has created a gem, a tour-de-force of storytelling and literary craftmanship. We recommend this book highly. "
Scheffler, it should be stressed, does not himself believe in any sort of personal
afterlife or personal immortality. Each of us has but one life, and each of us will
personally die. There is, however, says Scheffler, an afterlife that in many ways is
Author: Jeffery D. Long
This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Perspectives on Reincarnation: Hindu, Christian, and Scientific" that was published in Religions
Author: Norman C. McClellandPublish On: 2018-10-15
This refers to the occurrence of reincarnation only for individuals who are
expected to reincarnate and/or reincarnation in ... of rebirth, orthodox Buddhism
has often had to resort to saying that while no person passes from one life to
another the ...
Author: Norman C. McClelland
Featuring over 1,200 topical entries arranged alphabetically, this encyclopedia provides diverse and detailed coverage of the related subjects of reincarnation and karma. Its in-depth examination ranges from ancient beliefs to those of the present, incorporating all relevant world cultures. A series of broad thematic entries cover foundational aspects while over a thousand highly focused entries deal with various societies and organizations which support the concepts of reincarnation and karma; specific religious groups, sects, and associations; key individuals both historic and modern; and related beliefs, concepts, and practices.
In this idea of reincarnation . . . we have the first conception of a cycle of
existence , a Wheel of Life , divided into two hemicycles of light and darkness ,
through which the one life , or soul , continuously revolves . . . . Caught in the
wheel of Time ...
One of these doctrines , the belief in the transmigration of souls or reincarnation (
known in India as samsara ) , is not , as ... of time in any of the series of heavens or hells , or upon earth in any of the forms of life , vegetable , animal , or human .
Such ideas led easily to the doctrine of transmigration , passing from one life to
another - metempsychosis - probably involving rebirth on earth or reincarnation .
It seems that the idea of rebirth was not known to the Aryan invaders who came to
The illusory view that the ego will receive reward or punishment in a future life , one of the sixteen false views . | Vedanā , sensation ... I ( or £ X 2 ) Hutuktu , a
chief Lama of Mongolian Buddhism , who is repeatedly reincarnated . I $ ; Homa ,
a caste the only way to move up is through the process of rebirth or reincarnation
. ... Though some Hindus claim that with each new life a person is free to obey the
dharma of one ' s caste , that , too , is easier for those in the upper caste than ...
Author: Paul Gordon Johnson
Breathtaking in its scope, yet down to earth in its ability to reach the average person, God and World Religions will change all who read it. This is a book pastors and laypersons of any religion or creed can understand. Paul Johnson has organized his material by theological topics for all interested in world religions. Comparing such themes as fear and love, and the divine-human relationship, Johnson takes the reader into new ways of looking at the beliefs of Native American, buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, and other religions. Combing insights from scriptures, historical events, astronomy, and understandings of how language can be used, Johnson examines the deities, beliefs, practices, history, and traditions of all of the world's major religions.
It is indeed possible to suppose a persistence of man the individual as a psychic
entity in Time , a continuous terrestrial or cosmic ensouling or reincarnation
without any after - life or other - life elsewhere : in that case one may either
The agent of this salvation is Amida , a Buddha ( or rather from the Pure Land
point of view , especially as expressed by Shinran , the Buddha ) . ... The
educational theory behind rebirth is more relaxed than implicit in one - life
Author: Nancy M. Martin
Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited
This volume brings together some of the most distinguished thinkers in theield of theology to consider the question of the meaning of life in thearious global religions.
They believed that God breathes life into you at birth and takes it away at death .
There is no future life or reincarnation . You are rewarded or punished in this single life on earth . The Jews got their mysticism from the Chaldeans and from
The greatest evil is to be thrown out of the life cycle through denial of reincarnation . Whether a person may reincarnate or not depends entirely on the
Creator . It is not known how God determines this , but it is believed to be linked
with one's ...
In 1 Corinthians : 14 , the resurrection of the body is stressed — a changed body ,
but a body nonetheless . Many Christians ... Only a " stream of life " or character
disposition , not a permanent soul , remains to be reborn in another living being .
One who is childless will have no one to honor him or her , and no one to whom
to grant his or her life force . When a childless person dies , this means that there
will be no possibility for rebirth or reincarnation . Reincarnation is the process ...
Author: Andrea M. Ng'weshemi
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
By assuming that the data for understanding the human being and human nature is given and therefore remains the same at all times and in all places, Christian theological anthropology has barely quenched the quests for meaning and fulfillment that have constantly emerged in every age. Modern western theologians such as Barth and Rahner have sought to tie theological anthropology with Christology, with the conviction that Jesus Christ is paradigmatic of what humanity should be.
... on life after death ; one of the most popular came to be that of transmigration
from one life to another or reincarnation . Many people in the West have come to
believe in reincarnation , to fill up the gap caused by the decline of traditional ...
Second , I shall assume that the two best theories of the afterlife centrally involve
either theism or reincarnation . ... And given the doctrine of karma , one ' s degree
of moral virtue determines one ' s circumstances in the next life . Indeed , if the ...
Author: Kevin Timpe
Arguing About Religion is an ideal collection for students interested in contemporary philosophy of religion and related disciplines. This volume brings together primary readings from over 40 of the world's leading philosophers of religion, covering a broad range of issues. Set alongside these works of academic philosophy are excerpts from controversial popular works by Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins, in order to introduce the philosophical issues in a way that demonstrates their relevance to everyday life and sets them in the context of contemporary cultural discourse. The volume is divided into 6 parts, helping the student get to grips with classic and core arguments. Topics covered include: methodological issues in philosophy of religion God's nature and existence evil and divine hiddenness providence and interaction the afterlife religion and contemporary life Featuring lucid general and section introductions and a glossary by volume editor Kevin Timpe, Arguing About Religion is an ideal starting point for students coming to philosophy of religion for the first time.
Some argue that it is connected to the Hindu concepts of karma and the
transmigration of souls or reincarnation . ... exist for any particular soul , but the
theory has it that this all depends on the deeds one performs in one's life , or his
of the certainty of certainty , of the certainty of continuing life in which one forgets
all about this one and one can ... There are those who see in Bridey Murphy a
confirmation of their beliefs in an eternal life or in reincarnation , or some form of ...