Judaism and the Afterlife Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Judaism and the Afterlife
This paper discusses Jewish beliefs regarding the subject of an afterlife, looking at relevant literature in this regard.
# 114588 | 2,650 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that the belief in an afterlife is an almost universal concept, with most major religions around the world providing dogmatic support. The writer points out that while there is no single Jewish tradition concerning the afterlife, a review of the various Jewish traditions concerning the possibility and nature of immortality can provide some useful insights in identifying salient aspects of Jewish beliefs in the afterlife. To this end, the writer provides a review of the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature concerning Jewish beliefs in the afterlife and the general issues of immortality and the resurrection of the good in "the world to come". Further, the writer discusses the specific Pharisees' notions about a future resurrection of the good, followed by a summary of the research and findings in the conclusion.

Review and Discussion
Background and Overview

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Burland, C. A. "Is There a Life After Death?" In Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural, Vol. 1. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1970.
  • Grabbe, Lester L. Judaic Religion in the Second Temple Period: Belief and Practice from the Exile to Yavneh. London: Routledge, 2000.
  • Nadler, Steven. Spinoza's Heresy: Immortality and the Jewish Mind. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001.
  • Rayner, John D. Jewish Religious Law: A Progressive Perspective. New York: Berghahn Books, 1998.
  • Surette, Leon. (1994). "A Matter of Belief: 'Pincher Martin's Afterlife." Twentieth Century Literature, 40(2), 205.

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