Title: Life Beyond Death in the Beliefs of Mankind
Author: James Thayer Addison
Description: First Edition. Purple cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Pages are crisp and clean. Fifteeen page bibliography. Index. 309 pp. 8.25 x 5.75 inches.
An examination of both cross-cultural and Christian beliefs about death and the afterlife. Beliefs of Africa, Native Americans, Australasia, India, China and Japan, Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, are all touched on.
Contents: [Part I, Rudimentary Beliefs] The Nature of the Soul; The Departed Near at Hand; Offerings at the Grave; Ancestor Worship; Festivals of the Dead; Intercourse with the Dead; Restless and Dangerous Ghosts; The Underworld; The Spirit Land on Earth; Souls in the Sky; Reincarnation in Human Form; Transmigration of Souls; Inconsistencies; Distinctions in the After-Life. [Part II: Advanced Beliefs] The Immortality of the Soul: The 'Mysteries'; Retribution by Transmigration; the Resurrection of the Body; Judgment After Death; Distinctions in the After-Life: The Standards of Judgment; the Intermediate State: Purgatory; Hell; Heaven.
James Thayer Addison (1887-1953) was an Episcopal priest and was an associate professor at the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge in the History of Religion and Missions.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Place: Boston and New York
Keywords: death, afterlife, reincarnation, ancestor worship, ghosts, communication with the dead, resurrection, heaven, hell, purgatory, religion, belief, transmigration, souls,
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