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Life After Death

Synopsis
This DVD consists of five short films on the subject of life after death, including the thoughts of Plato, The Buddha, St Paul, St Augustine, Pascal, Descartes, Gilbert Ryle, John Hick, Stevenson, Susan Blackmore and Richard Dawkins.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2014
Subjects
Philosophy; Religious studies
Keywords
Christianity; religious belief and practice; atheism; philosophy of religion

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£85.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
68 minutes
Year
2014

Sections

Title
Introduction
Synopsis
Ever since Neolithic times human beings have believed that death does not necessarily mark the end of existence. This film takes us on a journey through the ages to the present day introducing monist, dualist and materialist views about life after death.

Title
Resurrection, The
Synopsis
From the Maccabean Uprising, to the disciples’ experience of Jesus’ Resurrection, this film explores the monist conceptions on which belief in Resurrection are based. From St Paul to John Hick, philosophers have offered explanations whilst others have shot them down. This film leaves no stone unturned.

Title
Immortality of the Soul
Synopsis
Beliefs that the soul is distinct from the body are explored in this film about dualism. The idea that the ‘soul lives on’ is a widely held, almost instinctive belief - but on what can it possibly be based? Is there a ‘ghost in the machine’ directing our path through life?

Title
Reincarnation and Rebirth
Synopsis
Have we lived before? Are we destined to live again? Representing key sacred texts this film explores Hindu and Buddhist perspectives as well as investigating philosophical objections to the idea of the transmigration of the soul.

Title
Parapsychology
Synopsis
Are Near Death Experiences and paranormal activity hints of what may lie beyond? Or are they the delusional products of our ingenious brains? Drawing no conclusions this film brings together all the various strands and while viewers may be less certain, they will be better equipped to think intelligently about a subject that continues to fascinate today.

Distributor

Name

Ethics Online

Email
info@ethicsonline.co.uk
Web
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Phone
07968 056659
Address
PO Box 257
Herefordshire
HR1 9GQ
United Kingdom

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