Writing in 1921, a few years after World War I, the author begins this series of eight lectures with the following words: "The idea of death has perhaps never been more present to humanity than during the years through which we have just passed. It has been the daily companion of millions of men engaged in a murderous conflict; it has haunted the even larger number who have trembled for the lives of their nearest and dearest; it is still constantly in the thoughts of the many who nurse regret for those they loved. And doubtless to say, the faith or the hope has never more imposed itself, even on the unbelieving, that these countless multitudes, filled with moral force and generous passion who have entered eternity, have not wholly perished, that the ardour which animated them was not extinguished when their limbs grew cold, that the spirit which impelled them to self-sacrifice was not dissipated with the atoms which formed their bodies." In the aftermath of September 11, these same words can be echoed again.
Write your own review Only registered users can write reviews Preface After Life in the Tomb The Nether World Celestial Immortality The Winning of Immortality Untimely Death The Journey to the Beyond The Sufferings of Hell and Metempsychosis The Felicity of the Blessed