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Death and the hereafter in the light of Christianity and African religion

Mbiti, John S.

Death and the hereafter in the light of Christianity and African religion

an inaugural lecture

by Mbiti, John S.

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Published by Dept. of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Makerere University in Kampala .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Death -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
    • Future life -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
    • Christianity -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
    • Africa -- Religion -- Addresses, essays, lectures.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby John S. Mbiti, delivered at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, on 4 October, 1973.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL504 .M34
      The Physical Object
      Pagination22 p. ;
      Number of Pages22
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4280398M
      LC Control Number78306455

        Stories of Near-Death Experiences. There is no definitive proof, of course, that life after death exists. There are some compelling anecdotes, however, to suggest there might be an afterlife, including remarkable tales of reincarnation or past-life recall, for example. There are also countless reports in which the recently departed have appeared briefly to family members . First death - body returns to earth and the soul departs. When the Messiah comes, then the resurrected body is joined with the soul to face judgement and the good live for a long time in a perfect earth. At the end of that time. Second death when the soul goes on to a spiritual immortality in the Age to Come.

      Return to Top: 1. Tibetan Book of the Dead: The first period after death is called the "first bardo." At the very moment of death, there dawns the "Clear Light of Ultimate Reality" which is the soul's own mind and is the first stage.   Christian beliefs about the afterlife vary between denominations and individual Christians, but the vast majority of Christians believe in some kind of heaven, in which the deceased enjoy the presence of God and loved ones for eternity. Views differ as to what is required to get to heaven, and conceptions of heaven differ as well.

        Christian death is our going home to God; our bond of love will never be broken for all eternity. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. Most worldviews must accept their belief in the afterlife on untested faith, but the Christian hope is sure for two reasons; the resurrection of Christ and the testimony of God’s Word. The Bible gives us the true view of what happens after death. However, many Christians have a misunderstanding of the afterlife.


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Death and the hereafter in the light of Christianity and African religion by Mbiti, John S. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The afterlife (also referred to as life after death or the world to come) is the belief that the essential part of an individual's identity or the stream of consciousness continues after the death of the physical body.

According to various ideas about the afterlife, the essential aspect of the individual that lives on after death may be some partial element, or the entire soul or spirit. Death - Death - Christianity: The spread of rationalistic and scientific ideas since the 18th century has undermined many aspects of religion, including many Christian beliefs.

The church, moreover, although still seeking to exert its influence, has ceased to dominate civil life in the way it once did.

Religion is no longer the pivot of all social relations as it once was in ancient Egypt. The Book of the Dead is an ancient Egyptian funerary text generally written on papyrus and used from the beginning of the New Kingdom (around BCE) to around 50 BCE. The original Egyptian name for the text, transliterated rw nw prt m hrw, is translated as Book of Coming Forth by Day or Book of Emerging Forth into the Light.

"Book" is the closest term to describe the. Most African peoples believe that rewards and punishments come to people in this life and not in the hereafter.

In the land of the departed, what happens there happens automatically, irrespective of a person's earthly behavior, provided the correct burial rites have been observed.

Christianity - Christianity - Concepts of life after death: The Christian end-time expectation is directed not only at the future of the church but also at the future of the individual believer. It includes definite conceptions of the personal continuance of life after death.

Many baptized early Christians were convinced they would not die at all but would still experience. Beyond Death: The Science of the Afterlife tells a version of this story and so does the Book of Revelation, Christianity’s most foundational description of the sights and sounds of heaven.

The notion of life after death played an important role in the overall system of beliefs of African Traditional Religion. It affirmed the inner coherence of African religious worldview whereby man was its center in the life on earth and remained also its prominent figure after death. The mask displayed at the museum depicts a young male ancestral spirit or an animal spirit.

The Igbo had a very complex religion, especially when it came to death and the afterlife. Christians, who would later appear in Africa, saw the Igbo as primitive in their beliefs, even though many of them believe in ghosts and angels who can speak to us.

Christianity is an African Religion: How African Spirituality Gave Birth to the Light of the World. Deconstructing White Christian Religious Racism African Origin of Western Religious Racism [Matthews Ph.D., Dr. Donald Henry] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Christianity is an African Religion: How African Spirituality Gave Birth to the Light Reviews: Death is one of the most important events in the Christian religion, as it is the end of a person's earthly life and the beginning of eternal life in heaven, in the presence of God.

According to. The book covers the two phases of the study project. Part one of this publication, summary report from the working group on AR, outlines the of life in the light of the larger question of death and life after death.

Mbiti Crises of Life in African Religion and Christianity .). Medicine -- Ch. Morals in African Religion. The Meaning and Value of Morals. Family Morals. Community Morals. God and Human Morals -- Ch. The Meeting of African Religion and Other Religions.

Africa as the Continent of Many Religions. The Meeting between African Religion, Islam and Christianity. The Future of African Religion -- Ch. Due to this, the African concept of life, death and the hereafter is closely linked to and influenced by his traditional religion.

In order to properly rationalize the African concept of life, death and the hereafter, this paper attempts to construct, criticize and philosophise on such a concept.

The African Concept of Life: Francis Njoku. Despite the fact that Christianity is regarded as eschatological in essence, a religion of hope, based on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, it would seem that with the likely exception of Lent, Easter and funerary liturgical services, eschatological talk rarely features in Christian preaching and discourse in contemporary times.

Light and Death revisits the topic from a Christian perspective, howbeit objectively and that is no small feat. The author, Dr. Sabom, a Cardiologist surgeon, has articulated his research into "NDE and " and momentary death experiences, medically, without dismissing the spiritual s: Life after death: Where do we go after we die, and what happens in the afterlife.

The innumerable recorded and researched cases of past life experiences clearly point to life after s institutions have performed research about the afterlife, near death experiences, or about consciousness after death, finding proof that life continues after death.

Christians believe there is an afterlife. Christian views of the afterlife generally involve heaven and (somewhat less frequently) hell, with Catholicism adding an intermediate realm of purgatory. Except for purgatory (whose denizens will ultimately enter heaven, after "purification"), these realms are usually assumed to be eternal.

In Islam, an individuals life after death or their Hereafter, is very closely shaped by their present life. Life after death begins with the resurrection of man, after which there will come a moment when every human will be shaken as they are confronted with their intentions and deeds, good and bad, and even by their failure to do good in this life.

Different Christian worshippers have a varying belief on the reality of transmigration — some Christians believe it in while others disagree that there is something like life after death.

This article describes and defines parameters of the African Traditional Regions beliefs on death and afterlife. It helps readers especially those researching on life after death to understand the beliefs of the Africans. The readers would be able to also see the differences and similarities with other religions in the world.

Life after Death: A Study of the Afterlife in World Religions Jack. A. McLean Author: Farnáz Ma‘súmián Published by: OneWorld, Oxford, England,pages For millennia, issues concerning death and the afterlife have been a major .death, as reported by many of his subjects, and that the different experiences and concepts of the subject's lifetime, involving religion and death, can influence the individual's understanding of death and afterlife.

Religions involve group practices of .Dr. Mary Neal is an orthopedic surgeon and author of the bestselling book, “To Heaven and Back,” which chronicles the brush with death that left her with an unshakable faith.