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. Resurrection and Death in Everyman

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines resurrection and death in Everyman, considered as the greatest of English morality plays. It observes that death, ordained by God Himself, is exhibited as an inevitable limit on ... More


The Zünghar Invasion

Trent Pomplun

in Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377866
eISBN:
9780199869466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377866.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Desideri flees the capital to escape the Zünghar invasion of 1717 in the fourth chapter, which will largely be taken up by Desideri's narrative of the carnage that followed. This chapter outlines the ... More


Fundamental Buddhist Teachings

Charles Goodman

in Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents the basic descriptive teachings of the three main forms of the Buddhist religion and sketches some of the differences between them. It explains how reincarnation is possible ... More


Memory

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores Victorian ideas of memory and mourning in America and argues that shifts in religious concepts regarding the saved and the damned accounted for a dramatic increase in the ... More


Posthumous Progress and Universal Salvation

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Examines those early Christians who believed that posthumous progress for the soul was possible. For some, this belief resulted in a view that ultimately, all human beings, perhaps even all rational ... More


On the Transmigration of Souls: Reincarnation Into Animal Bodies in Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Plato

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers what is involved in the claim that some species are ‘similar to’ or ‘different from’ ourselves, and what role such claims play in moral discourse. Examples are taken from the ... More


Reflections on Death

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Changing concepts of death.


Kafka, the Afterlife, and Transmigration of Souls

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

A belief in spiritual destiny and the existence of the soul runs through Kafka’s dream chronicles. Similarly, a thematic treatment of the soul and its transmigrations figures in some of his fiction. ... More


Hindu Traditions

Lisa Kemmerer

in Animals and World Religions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The second chapter explores animal-friendly teachings and practices in Vedic, Hindu, and Jain religious traditions through sacred texts and teachings and through the lives of religious exemplars, ... More


Buddhist Traditions

Lisa Kemmerer

in Animals and World Religions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The third chapter explores animal friendly teachings and practices in Buddhist religious traditions through sacred texts and teachings including sacred nature, ahimsa, karuna, metta, bodhicitta and ... More


Sabba de-Mishpatim: Love and Reincarnation

Pinchas Giller

in Reading the Zohar: A Sacred Text of Kabbalah

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118490
eISBN:
9780199848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118490.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyses the composition of Sabba de Mishpatim, with its romantic mise-en-scene and bold doctrine of the soul and reincarnation. Detailing the descent of the soul and the travails that ... More


Why We May Become Disembodied, but to No Avail

Peter Unger

in All the Power in the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155617
eISBN:
9780199850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155617.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Nothing remotely like Scientiphicalism is any acceptable metaphysic. And, neither is any materialist philosophy any true philosophy, leastways none that has ever been made available. Rather, as the ... More


Character and Self

Joel J. Kupperman

in Character

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096545
eISBN:
9780199852918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096545.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter describes character as a second self or, on the other hand, as a first self. To understand the importance of character in human life, we must appreciate who it is that has a character. ... More


An Outline of a Theory of Destiny

Segun Gbadegesin

in African Philosophy: New and Traditional Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195114409
eISBN:
9780199785827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019511440X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay explores the concept of destiny in Yoruba philosophical discourse. It argues that the Yoruba concept of destiny is complex, and that this complexity may be the source of the problems ... More


The Future of the Soul

Richard Swinburne

in The Evolution of the Soul

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236986
eISBN:
9780191598593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236980.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Evidence of ‘near‐death’ experiences, parapsychology, and claims of reincarnation do not constitute very good evidence that human souls survive the death of their bodies. Nor are there good ... More


Concluding Comments

Johannes Bronkhorst

in Karma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835705
eISBN:
9780824870256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835705.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book concludes with a discussion of the scheme of rebirth and karmic retribution in India. It first looks at developments outside the Indian subcontinent, focusing on the belief in reincarnation ... More


The Maiden Possessed

Nathaniel Deutsch

in The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231917
eISBN:
9780520927971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231917.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Hannah Rochel fell into coma due to a traumatic experience while at her mother's grave. Rochel does not challenge the traditional position of women within the spiritual and social hierarchy of ... More


Epilogue: The Legacy of a Tantric Couple

Holly Gayley

in Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Epilogue provides an account of the couple's activities after the publication of Jewel Garland and a summary of Tāre Lhamo's final years as narrated to me by Namtrul Rinpoche. I also translate ... More


Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth

Gananath Obeyesekere

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232204
eISBN:
9780520936300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232204.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book embarks on a comparison of rebirth concepts across a wide range of cultures. Exploring in rich detail the beliefs of small-scale societies of West Africa, Melanesia, traditional Siberia, ... More


A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics

Jake H. Davis (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190499778
eISBN:
9780190499792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499778.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This volume offers a snapshot of the present state of academic investigation into the nature of Buddhist ethics. Over the past decade many scholars have come to think that the project of fitting ... More


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