Is there life after death? If so, what is it like? How does it relate to life in this world? These questions are staples of the human effort to discern whether transcendent Meaning or absurdity rules the cosmos. Life after Death in World Religions retrieves the classic responses of Buddhism, Chinese religions, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism and presents them with clarity and authority.
The contributors to Life after Death in World Religions are Eliezer Segal (Judaism), Terence Penelhum (Christianity), Hanna Kassis (Islam), Anantanand Rambachan (Hinduism), Eva K. Neumaier-Dargyay (Buddhism), and Gary Arbuckle (Chinese Religions). Representatives of or experts on their traditions, each of them conveys the flavor of a given Tradition as a whole. But more importantly, they provide insights into the Concrete rituals, practices, and Emotions surrounding death and the particular forms of hope regarding the afterlife that characterize each tradition.