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Faith in a Future Life; (Foundations) (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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Faith in a Future Life; (Foundations) (Paperback): Alfred Wilhelm Martin

Faith in a Future Life; (Foundations) (Paperback)

Alfred Wilhelm Martin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... VII THE THEOSOPHICAL BELIEF, REINCARNATION It would be a mistake to infer from the title of this chapter that reincarnation is a cardinal doctrine of the movement known as theosophy. Membership in a Theosophical Society is not conditioned either by acceptance or denial of the doctrine. But, in as much as most, if not all, theosophists believe in reincarnation, we are warranted in describing it as a theosophical belief. It seemed worth while to include it in our study of foundations for the faith in a future life because, while somewhat in disfavor among orientals, in whom the doctrine has generated a sort of spiritual ennui, in our western civilization it is more popular than ever, thousands upon thousands hailing the doctrine as the sole satisfying solution of the problem of physical and moral evil and an adequate substitute for the popular conception of immortality. A further reason for giving it our attention V is its bearing upon the dark facts of our earthly experience, such as the glaring inequalities of human life, the seeming injustices that obtain among all sorts and conditions of men. Surely we can ill afford to treat with indifference a movement that seriously attempts to cast a ray of light into our darkness, to meet our innate demand for justice. Moreover, in its teaching of reincarnation, the Theosophical Movement offers a view of man's future estate which must be deemed the most plausible and the least repellent, infinitely preferable to the Christian conception of Heaven and its rewards, of Hell and its punishments; to be ranked, indeed, as the most engaging and consoling of all historic theories of the hereafter and having, withal, the indorsement of the most ancient of religions. The doctrine of reincarnation holds out the hope of our re...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Alfred Wilhelm Martin
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-48924-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-48924-7
Barcode: 9781151489241

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