Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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Abstract: The word “afterlife” has three main denotations along with scores of connotations. The question whether afterlife exists depends largely on one’s definition of reality and falls outside the …

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Jeffrey Burton Russell, “Afterlife”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000192>
First published online: 2016

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