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Is there life after death? : an examination of the empirical evidence

Author: David Lester
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines research relevant to the question of life after death, drawing together the observations of social science regarding such phenomena as reincarnation, possession, and apparitions. It considers possibilities including survival of consciousness and survival of personality, and reflects on the logical problems inherent in any model of postmortem survival"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lester, David, 1942-
Is there life after death?.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2005
(DLC) 2004029515
(OCoLC)57497321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Lester
ISBN: 9781476609355 1476609357
OCLC Number: 646834621
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 250 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Religious views on life after death --
Who believes in life after death? --
Near-death experiences : descriptions, frequency and types --
Critical research on near-death experiences --
Other research on near-death experiences --
The impact of near-death experiences --
Explanations for near-death experiences --
Does this show there is life after death? --
Introduction to reincarnation --
Research on reincarnation --
Reincarnation and hypnosis --
Phenomena that the theory of reincarnation can explain --
Conclusions about reincarnation --
Apparitions of the dead --
Widow hallucinations --
Deathbed visions --
Possession --
Mediums --
Poltergeists --
Is there life after death?
Responsibility: David Lester.
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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  Read more...

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