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Published: 21 January 2010

336 Pages | 10 black-and-white figures


ISBN: 9780199571505

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Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences

Brain-State Phenomena or Glimpses of Immortality?

Michael N. Marsh

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • An incisive counter-argument to the prevailing view that out-of-body and near-death events offer proof of afterlife, proposing the original "re-awakening brain" hypothesis
  • Provides the necessary background for readers from different disciplines to engage with both the neuroscience and the theological and philosophical context
  • Innovatively adopts current neurophysiological thinking - on consciousness, dreaming, the basis of body image, and phantom limb phenomenon
  • Includes in-depth discussion of resurrection theology and divine spiritual disclosure