Rethinking Ghosts in World Religions

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Mu-chou Poo
BRILL, Jun 24, 2009 - Religion - 358 pages
This volume addresses the idea of ghost in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Europe, India, and China. It proposes a multi-cultural apprach to construct a wider and complicated picture of the phenomenon of ghosts and spirits in human societies.
 

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Contents

Introduction Muchou Poo
1
Giving up the Ghost of Enkidu Comprehending Enkidus Ghosts Jerrold S Cooper
23
Belief and the Dead in Pharaonic Egypt Christopher J Eyre
33
Where have all the Ghosts Gone? Evolution of a Concept in Biblical Literature Szekar Wan
47
The Hebrew Bible Confucius Plato Steven Shankman
77
The Dead as Gods Charles W King
95
William of Auvergne d 1249 connects Christian Old Norse and Irish Views Alan E Bernstein
115
Ghosts of the European Enlightenment Fernando Vidal
163
Observation and Evidence in the Supernatural Fiction of Grant Allen Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle Shangjen Li
183
The Cult of Vetäla and Tantric Fantasy Pochi Huang
211
The Culture of Ghosts in the Six Dynasties Period c 220589 CE Muchou Poo
237
Ghostly Sightings and Afterworld Vengeance Yuanju Liu
269
Reconciling Psychoanalytic Structuralist and Marxian Perspectives P Steven Sangren
299
Bibliography
311
Index
337
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