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eBook The Rise and Fall of the Afterlife ePub
Author: Jan N. Bremmer
Language: English
ISBN: 0415141486
ISBN13: 978-0415141482
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 11, 2001)
Pages: 256
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 616
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Jan N. Bremmer is Professor and Chair in the History and Science of Religion Department at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Jan N. Bremmer introduces classical beliefs of mystery saviors like Orpheus and Pythagoras, who first introduced ideas of post-death reward or punishment (5) while at the same time keeping a firm distance between pagan cults and the Christian doctrine of resurrection. There's a great deal of content in this book regarding spiritual beliefs and practices in the centuries leading up to Christianity. 6 people found this helpful.

Belief in the afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even .

Belief in the afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even though the truth of its existence is no longer universally accepted. Surprisingly, however, heaven, hell and the immortal soul were all ideas which arrived relatively late in the ancient world. Originally Greece and Israel - the cultures that gave us Christianity - had only the vaguest ideas of an afterlife. In this fascinating, learned, but highly readable book, Jan N. Bremmer - one of the foremost authorities on ancient religion - takes a fresh look at the major developments in the Western imagination of the afterlife, from the ancient Greeks to the modern near-death experience.

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Jan Nicolaas Bremmer. This perceptive and intriguing book concludes that every period gets the afterlife it deserves. The afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even though the truth of its existence is no longer universally accepted. Bremmer (born 18 December 1944) is a Dutch academic and historian. 1994: Greek Religion, Oxford University Press. 2002: The Rise and Fall of the Afterlife, Routledge. He served as a professor of Religious Studies and Theology at the University of Groningen Contents. 2008: Greek Religion & Culture, the Bible and the Ancient Near East, Brill. 2010: The Rise of Christianity through the Eyes of Gibbon, Harnack and Rodney Stark, Barkhuis. 1987: Interpretations of Greek Mythology, Croom Helm.

Belief in the afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even though the truth of its existence is no longer universally accepted

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Belief in the afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even though the truth of its existence is no. .

Belief in the afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even though the truth of its existence is no longer universally accepted. Surprisingly, however, heaven, hell and the immortal soul were all ideas which arrived relatively late in the ancient world. Originally Greece and Israel - the cultures that gave us Christianity - had only the vaguest ideas of an afterlife. So where did these concepts come from and why did they develop?In this fascinating, learned, but highly readable book, Jan N. Bremmer - one of the foremost authorities on ancient religion - takes a fresh look at the major developments in the Western imagination of the afterlife, from the ancient Greeks to the modern near-death experience.
Bloodray
Great book of scholarship. Not too difficult for the lay reader and not too long either.
anonymous
Specifically useful for those seeking to understand the history of afterlife beliefs (at least in the Western tradition). Bremmer introduces classical beliefs of mystery saviors like Orpheus and Pythagoras, who first introduced ideas of post-death reward or punishment (5) while at the same time keeping a firm distance between pagan cults and the Christian doctrine of resurrection. There's a great deal of content in this book regarding spiritual beliefs and practices in the centuries leading up to Christianity.
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