Inventing Afterlives

Inventing Afterlives

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Why is belief in an afterlife so persistent across times and cultures? And how can it coexist with disbelief in an afterlife? Most modern thinkers hold that afterlife belief serves such important psychological and social purposes as consoling survivors, enforcing morality, dispensing justice, or giving life meaning. Yet the earliest, and some more recent, afterlives strikingly fail to satisfy those needs.

In Inventing Afterlives, Regina M. Janes proposes a new theory… (more)


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Publisher: Columbia University Press (July 31, 2018)

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English