Life after Death (RLST 237.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
RLST 237 62 January 2018 Mary Ann Beavis
RLST 237 62 January 2017 Mary Ann Beavis
RLST 237 62 January 2016


This course explores the ideas, beliefs and practices associated with life after death as they are expressed in various religious traditions. The course begins with a survey of afterlife beliefs in ancient cultures (especially Egypt and Mesopotamia), and moves on to afterlife concepts in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Chinese Religions. The course will also introduce afterlife beliefs in Spiritualism, and contemporary scholarship on Near Death Experiences.


3 credit units RLST or 18 credit units at university level.

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