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Reincarnation

Reincarnation

Author: Lynn Kear

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015038128743

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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Over 500 books are described. Each entry includes full bibliographic information, a description of the contents, and additionally, in most cases, an excerpt is included that gives the flavor of the book. Pro- and anti-reincarnation sources are featured for this highly controversial subject. An appendix lists organizations that are concerned with reincarnation. This will be of interest to religious scholars and students and anyone interested in this fascinating topic.

Nothing Merciful Than Reincarnation

Nothing Merciful Than Reincarnation

Author: Kevin R Williams

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1070158720

Category:

Page: 240

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Part 1 is an introduction to reincarnation in Christian history including the biblical evidence of John the Baptist as the reincarnation of Elijah the Prophet. The religious concept of the "Resurrection of the Dead" - a massive worldwide reanimation of corpses at the end of time - is a foreign concept originating from ancient Persia - not Judaism or Christianity. Part 2 describes more biblical reincarnating prophets and other holy people; also Jesus' teachings on bodily and spiritual rebirth. Jesus taught Nicodemus that, "You must be born again," which has a literal meaning of bodily "rebirth" (reincarnation), but is also used metaphorically to mean spiritual "rebirth" (regeneration) by the Holy Spirit. Part 3 proves it is God's will that everyone is saved which can only realistically occur through reincarnation. Part 3 also describes how God's law of divine justice (also known universally as "karma") is the same as the law of reincarnation. Universal salvation, like preexistence and reincarnation, was widely believed by Christians and Jews during the first 500 years of Christianity and was championed by the early Church Father Origen. Part 4 describes the biblical case of how God's demand for human perfection and holiness can only realistically occur through reincarnation. Part 4 also describes how God's salvation and judgment "according to works" also can only realistically occur through reincarnation. The belief in the soul "resting in peace" until a final corpse resurrection at the end times makes any personal identity of the soul, salvation, and personal spiritual growth after death impossible. Part 5 describes the biblical doctrines of the preexistence of the soul and the Christian "mystery" of God within human beings as important principles involving Christian reincarnation. The nature of an eternal, immortal, and indestructible human soul/spirit shows that all human beings partake in the divine spirit as Jesus did. Jesus taught, "the Kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21) which implies divinity within humanity. An immortal human soul/spirit makes reincarnation a necessity. The Bible describes a "Trinity" (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), three parts of Christ (the Mind of Christ, the Body of Christ, and the Spirit of Christ), and three dimensions of God (light, life, and love) which the three-dimensional enlightened Christian shares (mind, body, and spirit). Part 6 describes more reincarnating biblical personalities including fallen angels as reincarnating human beings. Fallen angels reincarnating as human beings, including Satan and the "fallen" human soul, are described in the Bible, the Book of Enoch, the Book of Jubilees, and the New Testament Apocrypha. Part 7 describes the biblical case for the past lives of Jesus Christ as King David, Melchizedek, Joseph, and Adam. Part 7 includes a final summary of this the book and a final conclusion by the author. Both David and Jesus share titles such as: the anointed one (Messiah), the Holy One, only begotten son, firstborn, Root of Jesse, priest of Melchizedek, and most exalted king of the Earth. The Bible clearly states that David himself will be reincarnated in the Last Days (Hosea 3:4-5; Ezekiel 34:13-24; Ezekiel 37:22-24; Jeremiah 30:1-9). In Acts 15:12-19, the apostle Peter equated rebuilding "David's fallen tent" with the resurrection of Jesus' body. In the Bible, "tent" is a metaphor for the human body (2 Corinthians 5:1; 2 Peter 1:12-13). Part 8 provides references, resources, and links related to reincarnation and Christian reincarnation in particular. Internet links to websites provided include reincarnation main websites and researchers references.

Reincarnation. The cycle of birth, death and rebirth in Hinduism

Reincarnation. The cycle of birth, death and rebirth in Hinduism

Author: Yevgeniya Marmer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346242136

Category: Social Science

Page: 17

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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject Sociology - Religion, grade: 2,1, University of Hildesheim, language: English, abstract: The following paper will deal with the concept of the cycle of birth, death and rebirth in the Hindu religion, as Hindus, in contrary to the Western cultures and monotheistic religions, believe that there is life after death, and before the present life, there was a beforelife because they believe that it does not make sense that people suddenly appear from nowhere, meaning not the biological body, but the “soul” or the “spirit”. First, a definition of the different concepts of afterlife in different metaphysical models and of the term reincarnation from its semantic point of view and, how it is defined in other religions, will be given. Furthermore, Hinduism, itself, will be introduced, as it is important to understand the essence of this religion to be able to understand the concept of reincarnation. Additionally, the concept of reincarnation will be described. That includes the processes of birth, death and rebirth. Finally, the arguments in favor and against the theory of reincarnation will be discussed. The question, about what happens after death, is a philosophical one, which has been worrying humanity for centuries. By trying to categorize the different concepts, regarding what happens after death, three concepts, varying among cultures and religions, can be differentiated. First, there is the concept of denial which states that the existence of the individual ends with their death, as it is widely believed in the Western world. The second one is the concept of completion - in many religions, as, for example, in Christianity, the human life is seen as a preparation for a life after, somewhere else, in a different state of existence, like Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, Limbus, etc. And the third concept is the concept of rebirth, meaning that the mental part of the person, may it be called the “soul” or the “spirit”, is reborn many times in new bodies on earth.

Religious Studies for Common Entrance 13+ Revision Guide

Religious Studies for Common Entrance 13+ Revision Guide

Author: Michael Wilcockson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471850905

Category: Religion

Page: 181

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Exam Board: ISEB Level: 13+ Subject: Religious Studies First Teaching: September 2012 First Exam: Summer 2013 This edition of the Religious Studies for Common Entrance 13+ Revision Guide provides a summary of all prescribed Old and New Testament texts, together with a comprehensive analysis of the issues raised by each as well as a section focusing on Contemporary Issues. An additional revision section covers the history, structure and key beliefs of the six major world religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Pupils can perfect their exam technique using sample exam questions included in the book, and a comprehensive glossary defines all the key terms required at this level. - Endorsed by ISEB - Consolidates the key facts that pupils need to know for Syllabus A of the Common Entrance exam - Clear, bullet-point format for ease of learning - Sample exam questions test understanding and help identify strengths and weaknesses - Comprehensive glossary for quick and easy reference

On Reincarnation

On Reincarnation

Author: Marilyn Grace Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053515360

Category: Bible

Page: 318

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The Premise of this work is that Paul's letter to the Romans, and his theology with respect to the Jewish (Pharisaic) law and the significance of the Christ event, was a response to a pre- and first-century cross-cultural belief in reincarnation.

Mystery of Reincarnation

Mystery of Reincarnation

Author: J Allan Danelek

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595451449

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 350

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Examining the debate of reincarnation from viewpoints of science, religion, psychology, and logic, Danelek helps readers understand this controversial issue from all sides, and takes a discerning look at past life regression, scientific explanations, common religious/philosophical objections, and reincarnationist concepts in Gnostic Christianity.

Celtic Christianity

Celtic Christianity

Author: Christopher Bamford

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 094026207X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 143

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Our God is the God of Heaven and Earth, of sea and river, of sun and moon and stars, of the lofty mountain and lowly valley. --St. Patrick In this anthology, the stories of the Celtic saints are interspersed with verses, prayers, and sayings attributed to those ancient sages--from Patrick and Brigit, through Brandan and Columba, to Aidan and Cuthbert. It is uncertain when or how Christianity first arrived at those westernmost reaches. It seems always to have been there. Legend tells us that Irish bards attended the events on Golgotha "in the spirit." In the Celtic tradition there is a continuity in cosmic process. For the Celt, Christ's death and resurrection was a healing that allows a reconciliation between humanity and nature in God. In this sense, Christianity was always in Ireland, and we seek its historical beginning in vain. If the Celtic Church had survived, perhaps the fissure between Christianity and nature, widening through the centuries, would never have fragmented our Western attitude toward nature and the universe.

Consciousness Explained Scientifically by Substance Dualism

Consciousness Explained Scientifically by Substance Dualism

Author: Sanjeev Kumar Jain

Publisher: White Falcon Publishing

ISBN: 9789389932225

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 226

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‘How the consciousness comes into existence?’ is the second top unanswered mystery in science. The top unanswered mystery is ‘what is the universe made of?’ Physicalism or materialism finds itself quite inadequate to explain mental qualities and free will in terms of excitation of neurons and their modular connections. Untangling the mystery of consciousness has been esteemed as the proudest achievement of humankind. Consciousness is left as the last frontier in science whose explanation may perhaps require the conceptualisation of soul and god; otherwise, any divine soul or god is denied in existence, as it does not fit into the known science. This book explains consciousness by conceiving a scientific soul that leads to a plausible explanation for all aspects of consciousness and also leads to God. This book describes and explains consciousness comprehensively. Its offshoot also leads us a possible explanation for near-death-experiences, the origin of life and parapsychology. This book will lead you to know your thyself. It will awaken your spirit of inquiry for such questions as ‘who am I’ and ‘who is God’ while providing some answers also.

Reincarnation: a Myth or Science

Reincarnation: a Myth or Science

Author: Ashok Kumar Chattopadhyay

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482856422

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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As one family welcomes a new baby into the fold, its siblings have a multitude of questions about conception, birth, and life. In Reincarnation: A Myth or Science, author Ashok Kumar Chattopadhyay discusses the secret code of God in regard to the scientific process of reincarnation, transmigration, and re-birth. Chattopadhyay shares how the reality of this phenomenon has been proven by many spiritualists, scientists, and doctors through case histories of people who remembered their past life histories or from similar birthmarks or from direct experiences of near-death situations. Reincarnation: A Myth or Science opens the door to the scientific processes that occur at various stages of life from birth to death. It addresses the purpose of life by revealing the preaching of the ancient sages and wise people of the world, and it makes co-relations with scientific explanations. Reincarnation: A Myth or Science spreads the messages and advice of the saints and wise men of the world regarding the principle of as we sow, so we reap and to the truthfulness of the karmic cycle.