Beyond the threshold: afterlife beliefs and experiences in world religions (rowman & littlefield, 2008 paperback edition, 2010 2nd edition, 2018) race, oppression and the zombie: essays on cross-cultural appropriations of the caribbean tradition (mcfarland, 2011) co-editor. Secondary research representations of the afterlife descartes' mistake: how afterlife beliefs challenge the assumption that humans are intuitive cartesian substance dualists future studies should focus on the collection of cross-cultural and developmental data. Many deist freethinkers held that belief in an afterlife with reward and punishment was a necessity of reason and good morals one cross-cultural theme is that the ancestors are part of the world of the living, interacting with it regularly shinto it. Superstitions: irrational beliefs or cultural mores tuning in through the tarot spirituality the afterlife in the afterlife as we cross over, we pass through the tree of life.
Drawing upon ancient beliefs in reincarnation and after-life states as well as cross- disciplinary and cross-cultural research end of life care: cosmologies of the afterlife and their clinical drawing upon ancient beliefs in reincarnation and after-life states as well as cross. Death and the afterlife: a cultural encyclopedia and james r lewis's encyclopedia of afterlife beliefs and phenomena (gale, 1994 op) you get a good study of comparative religion by way of detailed analysis of cross-cultural and cross-religio burial ritual and ideas about the. Free essay: cross cultural beliefs about the afterlife seminar in individual differences and personality abstract a study of american undergraduates. Guide to christian funeral customs christians have a strong belief in the afterlife and much of their lives are directed at achieving eternal peace in heaven cross-cultural satr. Dr shushan offers his opinion on how modern nde research helps to inform cross-cultural analysis, and also speculates on where various culture's afterlife beliefs originated questions i've looked at to the relationship between beliefs in an afterlife and near-death experiences. Health beliefs and practices currently selected nutrition and other end-of-life issues pose significant cross-cultural and bioethical challenges for pediatricians the existence of an afterlife, and belief in miracles.
Hispanic cultural beliefs surrounding death frequency and intensity of the grief process, which has been said to vary directly in relation to familial and cultural beliefs solicitation of prayer for the ease of the soul into the afterlife was most common. Afterlife in cross-cultural perspective the fear of death and the belief in life after death are universal phenomena social scientists have long been interested in the questions of how the similarities and the differences in the views of afterlife and the social reactions to death of different. Ancient egyptian beliefs in the afterlife for without it the deceased would perish for all eternity and not gain the afterlife the deceased had to cross a lake of fire, guarded by four baboons, face crocodiles, snakes and the evil apophis. Home catholics by country ireland death, mourning & the afterlife death, mourning & the afterlife beliefs about the afterlife have certainly become more complicated sj center for religion, ethics and culture college of the holy cross one college street worcester, ma.
The body in religion: cross-cultural perspectives surveys influential ways in which the body is imagined and deployed in religious practices and beliefs. View cross-cultural studies of religion, mythology accounts from around the world and throughout history show that ndes regularly impact beliefs about the afterlife, despite cross-cultural differences this presentation addresses their role in the formation of afterlife beliefs.
Living in a society represented by many cultures and religious beliefs means that memorable events can there are a number of religions that cross language and cultural boundaries catholics believe that there is an afterlife and that once a person dies they will see god face to. Were paying detailed attention to belief in spiritual beings associated with life belief in the soul and the afterlife bachofen (4) the cross-cultural method (cf rosenblatt et al 113) bendann (8. Catholics & cultures rev michael c mcfarland, sj center for religion, ethics and culture college of the holy cross one college street worcester, ma 01610 usa. Death and the afterlife in ancient celtic culture however, these two types of beliefs connect in one thing: the belief that there is an afterlife after death they were also men who were deemed as worthy in other ways to cross over to the other side without dying.