Tales of lights and shadows : mythology of the afterlife / Robert Ellwood
- Ellwood, Robert S., 1933-
- London ; New York : Continuum, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- vi, 166 pages ; 22 cm
- In that good night, what dreams may come? : myth, meaning, and afterlife -- Hungry and happy fields of the dead : gloomy vs. bright views of the afterlife -- The several homelands of the heart : abodes of the soul -- Circling paths, endless journey : reincarnation vs. eternal life in heaven or hell -- God or garden of delights? : is heaven theocentric or anthropocentric? -- Ghostly fear and love : the dread of ancestral spirits vs. respect and honor -- On the long march : community and religious solidarity vs. individual reward and punishment -- Amazing grace : difficult vs. the easy path -- The end of days : linear and cyclical time -- Common and uncommon faith : the afterlife in folk religion and the great tradition -- Retrospect : afterlife and culture.
- 9781441143976 (PB)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographic references and index.
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