The Afterlife of Images Book
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The Afterlife of Images

  • Author : Larissa N. Heinrich
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-02-20
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 0822341131
  • Total Read : 65
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb

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Images of Afterlife Book

Images of Afterlife

  • Author : Geddes MacGregor
  • Publisher : Paragon House Publishers
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015028476763
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb

Images of Afterlife Summary:

Who among us hasn't wondered what awaits us after we die? Do we simply cease to be? Or is death in fact the door from our world into another? To find answers to these enduring questions, venerated scholar Geddes MacGregor takes us on a fascinating journey of discovery - from the ancient Middle East to modern America - in search of insight into the hidden mysteries of life after death. Along the way we explore Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Chinese religion, and Islam; learn about Karma, rebirth, and reincarnation; participate in the philosophical and theological debates prompted by the notion of afterlife; and meet people who are able to recall past lives and others who claim to have visited a world beyond ours during the fleeting moments of near-death experiences, Geddes MacGregor shows us how questions about afterlife have been asked (and often answered!) around the world and throughout history. Through his interpretation of the traditional concepts of heaven, hell, purgatory, and nirvana, Professor MacGregor shows that our spiritual well-being craves not a state of eternal bliss, but the opportunity for continuing growth. Humankind's yearning for life after death also testifies to our acknowledgment of purposefulness in the cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. Professor MacGregor concludes that the kind of belief or disbelief we have toward God will reflect the kind of belief or disbelief we have in afterlife. Ultimately, humanity's common belief in afterlife points toward the grand design of the Creators whose existence tugs at our consciousness from a world beyond our own. A powerful and vastly informative book, Images of Afterlife will encourage deep reflection about what awaits us in "the life everlasting" and will foster renewed appreciation of the importance of our sojourn in this lifetime.

Ghost Images Book

Ghost Images

  • Author : Tom Ruffles
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-03-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786484218
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb

Ghost Images Summary:

The possibility of life after death is a significant theme in cinema, in which ghosts return to the world of the living to wrap up unfinished business, console their survivors, visit lovers or just enjoy a well-wreaked scaring. This work focuses on film depictions of survival after death, from meetings with the ghost of Elvis to AIDS-related ghosts: apparitions, hauntings, mediumship, representations of heaven, angels, near-death experiences, possession, poltergeists and all the other ways in which the living interact with the dead on screen. The work opens with a historical perspective, which outlines the development of pre-cinematic technology for "projecting" phantoms, and discusses the use of these skills in early ghost cinema. English-language sound films are then examined thematically with topics ranging from the expiation of sins to "hungry" ghosts. Six of the most significant films, Dead of Night, A Matter of Life and Death, The Innocents, The Haunting, The Shining, and Jacob's Ladder, are given a detailed analysis. A conclusion, filmography, and bibliography follow.

Jewish Views of the Afterlife Book

Jewish Views of the Afterlife

  • Author : Simcha Paull Raphael
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538103463
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 9,8 Mb

Jewish Views of the Afterlife Summary:

In the third edition of Jewish Views of the Afterlife, Rabbi Simcha Paull Raphael walks readers through the Jewish tradition of the afterlife while providing insights into spiritual care with dying and grieving individuals and families.

The Afterlife of Pope Joan Book

The Afterlife of Pope Joan

  • Author : Craig Rustici
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2006-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 0472115448
  • Total Read : 91
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb

The Afterlife of Pope Joan Summary:

Investigates representations of the legend of Pope Joan in Early Modern England and their implications on social, political, and religious thought

The Afterlife of Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Literature and Culture Book

The Afterlife of Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Literature and Culture

  • Author : R. Crownshaw
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230294585
  • Total Read : 89
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb

The Afterlife of Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Literature and Culture Summary:

This bold intervention into the debate over the memory and 'post-memory' of the Holocaust both scrutinizes recent academic theories of post-Holocaust trauma and provides a new reading of literary and architectural memory texts related to the Holocaust.

The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife Book
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The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife

  • Author : Candi K. Cann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134817412
  • Total Read : 89
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb

The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife Summary:

This Handbook traces the history of the changing notion of what it means to die and examines the many constructions of afterlife in literature, text, ritual, and material culture throughout time. The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising twenty-nine chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into three parts and covers the following important themes: The study of dying, death, and grief Disposal of the dead: past, present, and future Representations of death: narratives and rhetoric Youth meets death: a juxtaposition Questionable deaths and afterlives: suicide, ghosts, and avatars Material corpses and imagined afterlives around the world Within these sections, central issues, debates, and problems are examined, including: the world of death and dying from various cultural viewpoints and timeframes, cultural and social constructions of the definition of death, disposal practices, and views of the afterlife. The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology.

Holocaust Images and Picturing Catastrophe Book

Holocaust Images and Picturing Catastrophe

  • Author : Angi Buettner
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 1409407659
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb

Holocaust Images and Picturing Catastrophe Summary:

Holocaust Images and Picturing Catastrophe explores the phenomenon of Holocaust transfer, analysing the widespread practice of using the Holocaust and its imagery for the representation and recording of other historical events in various media sites. Richly illustrated with concrete examples, this book traces the visual rhetoric of Holocaust imagery and its application to events other than the genocide of Jewish people.