Amazon Book Description
- Synopsis: This work by noted theologian Neil Gillman is an intellectual and spiritual milestone. It is addressed to anyone interested in the meaning of life, as well as the meaning of death. The Death Of Death explores the original and compelling argument that Judaism (a religion often thought to pay little attention to the afterlife)1, not only offers us rich ideas on this subject, but actually delivers a fatal blow to death itself. By exploring Jewish thought about death and the afterlife2, this fascinating work presents us with challenging new ideas about our lives.
- From the Author: An overview of what Judaism teaches about the afterlife3. I wrote this book for a number of reasons:
My goal here is to make the case for these teachings in a modern idiom.
- first, because of my advancing sense of my mortality;
- second to show that Judaism believed in an afterlife4 before Christianity came on the scene; and
- third, because I believe that Jewish teachings on this subject are usually misunderstood, leading to their rejection.
- The Escatological Impulse
- The Origins of Death
- Death in the Bible
- Judaism on the Afterlife5: The Early Sources
- The Canonisation of a Doctrine
- Maimonides: The Triumph of the Spiritual
- The Mystical Journey of the Soul
- The Encounter with Modernity
- The Return of Resurrection
- What Do I Believe?
Text Colour Conventions (see disclaimer)
- Blue: Text by me; © Theo Todman, 2019
- Mauve: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); © the author(s)