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In Commemoration of Stanley Ellens December 6, 1933–July 8, 2012.
Series Editor’s Foreword.
1: Afterlife and Underworld in the Bible.
2: End Time and Afterlife in Judaism: Two Readings of the Vision of the End of Days.
3: Caught in the Snare of She’ol, but Dew Gives Life to Dust.
4: The Afterlife in the Septuagint.
5: Enochic Judaism and the Messiah of the Early Church: Adapted Images of Heaven, Hell, and Afterlife.
6: Heaven and Hell, Angels and Demons: The Other Side in the Second Temple Period.
7: Heaven, Hell, and Afterlife in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Their Influences in the New Testament.
8: The Afterlife in Philo and Josephus.
9: Death and Future Life: A Jewish Meditation.
10: Jewish Christian Eschatology.
11: Jesus and the Afterlife: Glimpses of Jewish Traditions in the Teachings of Jesus.
12: Near-Death Experiences and Transcendence in Judaism.
13: From Spiritual Care to Religious Violence: The Liabilities of the Afterlife.
14: Hell on Earth: Corporeal Existence as the Ultimate Punishment of the Wicked in Philo of Alexandria and the Wisdom of Solomon.
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1: Heaven, Hell, and the Text of the New Testament.
2: Eternal Life in John’s Gospel: It’s Playing now.
3: The Tomb Cult of the Early Jesus-Followers in Jerusalem.
4: When Heaven Gives You Hell: Salvation of the Soul in the Gnostic Christian Gospel of Philip.
5: Shifting Views of Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife in the Second Century CE.
6: Heaven, Hell, and Afterlife in the Christian Creeds.
7: Hades, Hell, and Sheol: The Reception History of the King James Version in American Fundamentalism.
8: The History of the King James Bible as a Source and Response to Ecumenical Anxiety.
9: Re-Membering the Body of Christ: Historical Origins and Psychological Implications of the Doctrine of the Communion of Saints.
10: Signposts for Heaven: C. S. Lewis, Sehnsucht, and the Fulfillment of Joy.
11: The Afterlife in Fundamentalism.
12: Humanistic Christian Ideations on Heaven and Hell.
13: Popular Notions on Afterlife in the Christian Community.
14: Eternity in the Age of Aquarius: Origins and Concepts of Heaven and Hell in the New Age Movement.
15: Eschatology in African Christian Theology.
16: Near-Death Experiences from a Christian Vantage Point.
17: Heaven, Hell, and Paradise: Consciousness Research and Eschatological Mythology.
18: Do Heaven and Hell Matter? How a Christian Perspective on Heaven and Hell Shapes Our Psychology.
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1: Ontological Expansion of Life and Its Implications: Islam.
2: Al-Ghayb wa al-’Akhirah: Heaven, Hell, and Eternity in the Qur’an.
3: Muslim Attitudes toward Near-Death Experiences, Death, and the Afterlife.
4: The Underworld in Islam Compared with Jewish and Christian Traditions.
5: Ideas of Apocalyptic Eschatology in Islam.
6: Philosophers and the Afterlife: Maimonides, Avicenna (Ibn Sinna), and Averroes (Ibn Ro/Ushd): Perspectives on the Afterlife in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy.
7: Our Reach for Eternity, Now and Hereafter, Secular and Sacred.
8: Death, Afterlife, and Ancestors in Africa.
9: Meaning and Destiny: Life and Afterlife of the Aborigines of Australia.
10: Historic and Contemporary American Perspectives on Aspects of Our Afterlife.
11: Global Reflections on Heaven, Hell, and Afterlife in the Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Western Worlds (With a Note on Buddhism).
Excursus: Commemoration of Alan F. Segal: A Critical Digest of His Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religions.
Volume 1 Index.
Volume 2 Index.
Volume 3 Index.