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  Eschatology: Dictionary definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In Zoroastrianism, Christianity and in Norse pagan theology, eschatology refers to a theology concerning the end of the world, as predicted in in the prophecies of these faiths, and as recorded in their sacred texts.
Eschatology also refers to the study of general afterlife concepts of other religions, especially the western monotheistic[?] faiths.
In this broader sense, eschatology can refer to the messiah, a messianic era, the afterlife, and the soul in religions which have such beliefs.
www.encyclopedian.com /es/Eschatology.html   (234 words)

  
 Eschatology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eschatology literally means the study of the eschaton, the times of the end, "last things", or "end times".
In Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Rastafari, and in Norse pagan theology, eschatology is a theology concerning the end of the world, as said in the prophecies of these faiths, and as recorded in their sacred texts.
Zoroastrianism is the oldest eschatology known to modern humans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eschatology   (2344 words)

  
 Soul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
According to Buddhist teaching all things are impermanent, in a constant state of flux, all is transient, there is no abiding state.
This in essence is the Buddhist principle of (anatta) (Pāli; Sanskrit: anātman).
Buddhists hold that the delusion of a permanent, abiding self is one of the main root causes for the wars and conflicts in human history, and that by undesrtanding that the anatta or not-self model is an accurate description of the human condition allows "us" to go beyond "our" mundane desires.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/soul   (2025 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Eschatology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Eschatology literally means the study of the eschaton, the times of the end, 'last things', or 'end times.' In Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Rastafari, and in Norse pagan theology, eschatology is a theology concerning the end of the world, as predicted in the prophecies of these faiths, and as recorded in their sacred texts.
Contemporary Hindu eschatology is linked in the Vaishnavite tradition to the figure of Kalki, or the tenth and last avatar of Vishnu before the age draws to a close, and Shiva simultaneously dissolves and regenerates the universe.
Islamic eschatology is concerned with the Qiyamah (end of the world) and the final judgement of humanity.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Eschatology   (1721 words)

  
 Buddhist
Buddhist art Buddhist art Buddhist sculpture of the Tang is characterised as being relatively life-like.
Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit (BHS) is the language in which most of the Perfection of Wisdom litera...
Buddhist philosophy The purpose of living an ethical life is to eliminate craving, and therefore suffering.
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As a preliminary indication of the subject-matter, a distinction may be made between the eschatology of the individual and that of the race and the universe at large.
Confucianism can hardly be said to have an eschatology, except the very indefinite belief involved in the worship of ancestors, whose happiness was held to depend on the conduct of their living descendants.
Buddhist eschatology still further develops and modifies the philosophical side of the Brahministic doctrine of salvation, and culminates in what is, strictly speaking, the negation of eschatology and of all theology -- a religion without a God, and a lofty moral code without hope of reward or fear of punishment hereafter.
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 Eschatology - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Eschatology literally means the study of the eschaton, the times of the end, 'last things', or 'end times.' In Zoroastrianism, Christianity and in Norse heathen theology, eschatology is a theology concerning the end of the world, as predicted in the prophecies of these faiths, and as recorded in their sacred texts.
It can also be the study of general afterlife concepts of other religions, especially the western monotheistic faiths.
As far as we know, Zoroastrianism, by 500 B.C, had a fully developed concept of the end of the world as being devoured by fire, and is thus the oldest eschatology we know of.
www.open-encyclopedia.com /Eschatology   (332 words)

  
 Eschatology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Catholic Encyclopedia: Eschatology A survey of the subject in various pre-Christian religions and cultures, an examination of the development of eschatology in the Old Testament, brief overview of Christian teaching.
Preterism-Eschatology A study of the eschatology, the Second Coming of Christ and many other topics.
New Jerusalem Ministries Dedicated to a biblical understanding of eschatology from the preterist point of view.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Eschatology.html   (483 words)

  
 Eschatology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
As far as we know, Zoroastrianism, by 500 B.C, had a fully developed concept of the end of the world as being devoured by fire, and is thus the oldest known eschatology.
Some have compared the Marxist belief in as a form of eschatology.
Reformed Eschatology (http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/topics/eschatology.html)"In days to come the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it." Isaiah 2:2
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 Buddhist Studies (Secondary) Global problem-solving, by Sulak Sivaraksa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This is a sign of the approaching end of his reign, according to the Buddhist law of change (anicca), and when the wheel disappears altogether into the earth, the wise king entrusts his throne to his son and retires from this world to live as an ascetic in the forest.
The result was that the institution or the Sangha, the holy community of brothers and sisters, was developed to teach Dhamma to the rulers and to facilitate communication between the rulers and the ruled.
Unlike the lay community, the Sangha reverses the process of degeneration of the human race described in the Buddhist creation myths: coercion is replaced by cooperation, private property by propertylessness, family and home by the community of androgynous wanderers, and hierarchy by egalitarian democracy.
www.buddhanet.net /e-learning/buddhism/bs-s10.htm   (4216 words)

  
 1995 Gonda Lecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Rebirth eschatologies are not unique to India as many Indologists and intellectuals assume, but are found scattered in other parts of the world.
The complex Buddhist doctrines of karma and rebirth came into being during the ethicization of these rebirth eschatologies, a process whereby a morally right or wrong action becomes a religiously right or wrong action that in turn affects a person's destiny after death.
His conclusion is that rebirth eschatologies which are closest to the Buddhist, are found in the vast circumpolar belt, particularly among Northwest Coast Indians and the Inuit or Eskimo.
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 Eschatology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Eschatology literally means the study of the eschaton the times of the end 'last or 'end times.' In Zoroastrianism Christianity and in Norse heathen theology eschatology is a theology concerning the end of the world as predicted in the prophecies of these faiths and as recorded their sacred texts.
In this broader sense eschatology refer to the messiah a messianic era the afterlife and soul in religions which have such beliefs.
Reformed Eschatology (http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/topics/eschatology.html) "In days to come the mountain of Lord's house shall be established as the of the mountains and shall be raised the hills; all the nations shall stream it." Isaiah 2:2
www.freeglossary.com /Eschatology   (821 words)

  
 Eschatology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
For the book by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, see Eschatology (book).'' Eschatology literally means the study of the eschaton, the times of the end, last things, or end times.
In Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Rastafari and in Norse pagan theology, eschatology is a theology concerning the end of the world, as predicted in the prophecies of these faiths, and as recorded in their sacred texts.
The word is derived from Greek eskhatos meaning last, furthest, remote, with the root ex — "out of"; As far as we know, Zoroastrianism, by 500 B.C, had a fully developed concept of the end of the world as being devoured by fire, and is thus the oldest known eschatology.
eschatology.ask.dyndns.dk   (360 words)

  
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Eschatology is the branch of systematic theology that deals with the doctrines of the End of Times (ta eschata).
In the elaborate anthropology that underlies Egyptian eschatology, several constituents of the human person are distinguished, of which the most important one is the Ka, a kind of semi-material double.
One of the defects in Old Testament eschatology is the silence of the earlier and of some of the later books on the subject of moral retribution after death.
www.nostradamus-puzzle.net /ParousiaEschatology.htm   (5039 words)

  
 Eschatology - Mind, Soul and Afterlife in Christianity and Buddhism
Buddhist philosophers are wary of applying the concept of number to God(s) or mind(s).
This is in marked contrast to the Buddhist view of reality, which is participatory and involves the activities of the mind.
The Buddhist and Jewish beliefs are similar in that it is the very subtle, non-material mind which survives death.
home.btclick.com /scimah/mindandsoul.htm   (1377 words)

  
 Eschatolog
We have had some discussion recently about the issue whether there should be Buddhist chaplains in the army.
Buddhism is a missionary religion that, nonetheless, does not have as a core aim the conversion of all.
Multiplicity of faiths is valued and buddhists have on occasion been instrumental in defending other faiths when they were threatened.
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 Death Rites
According to the view of man's nature and destiny held in a particular religion, this underworld may be a gloomy, joyless place where the shades of all the dead merely survive, or it may be pictured as a place of awful torments where the damned suffer for their misdeeds.
eschatology may be considered as purgatories, for in them the dead expiated their sins before being incarnated once more in this world.
Chinese Buddhists were informed in popular prints of what to expect as they passed after death through the ten hells to their next incarnation.
www.mizii.com /jesusi/inlight/religion/rites/Death.htm   (6777 words)

  
 Eschatology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Eschatology Foundation perpetuates a system of progressive teaching, developed by William W. Walter in the early 1900s, through which the student can discover the scientific and mental nature of life.
Although recent systematized eschatology portrays confusion on this subject in the early church, many church fathers set forth theological principles which laid the foundation for modern systematized dispensationalism.
Understanding the eschatological views of the early church fathers is imperative, because one frequent charge against dispensational premillennialists is that this system cannot pass the test of historical theology.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Eschatology   (1454 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Eschatology
In the ancient Babylonian religion (with which the Assyrian is substantially identical) eschatology never attained, in the historical period, any high degree of development.
In the Vedic, the earliest historical form of the Indian religion, eschatological belief is simpler and purer than in the Brahministic and Buddhistic forms that succeeded it.
Without going into details either by way of exposition or of criticism, it will be sufficient to point out how Old Testament eschatology compares with ethnic systems, and how notwithstanding its deficiencies in point of clearness and completeness, it was not an unworthy preparation for the fullness of Christian Revelation.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05528b.htm   (5682 words)

  
 Fear, religion and religious hatred - memetics and the meme theory of religion.
As a further antidote to exclusivism, Buddhists are required to rejoice in the virtues of all beings - Buddhist and otherwise.
A Buddhist teacher will teach her students meditational and other techniques which will generate definite mental states (known as realisations).
Buddhist authority carries with it the idea of the possession of knowledge which can conveyed to others and confirmed by of reproducible experiences.
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 Obeyesekere_Gananath_2002 Gananath Obeyesekere (2002): Imagining Karma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Buddhist controversy is not about the relevance of physiological conception in normal human rebirth but the more serious concern, unthinkable in most rebirth theories, of what gets reborn in the absence of a soul.
M's discourse is one such reaction, but although he firmly clings to the older notion of the returning ancestor, he also has an impressive array of terms from the new reformist Hinduism, as well as from traditional elites who were also reacting to karma doctrines in their own fashion.
I have demonstrated the role of shamanism in the more complex eschatologies of the Greeks and Indians through textual, ethnohistorical, and structural analyses without committing the mistake of claiming that the ritual specialists of these civilizations are shamans.
www.sanskritboy.net /scholarnotes/text/Obeyesekere_Gananath_2002.html   (5608 words)

  
 DAVID OWNBY | Chinese Millenarian Traditions: The Formative Age | The American Historical Review, 104.5 | The History ...
One important difference is institutional: the Buddhist establishment, through its monasteries, became immensely wealthy over the course of this period, and as such evoked a fundamentalist protest (which often took on millenarian dimensions) on the part of believers who saw in this an abandonment of the basic Buddhist mission.
The Buddhist elite were as concerned as their Daoist counterparts with heterodoxy, misinterpretation of the dharma (the Buddhist law), and popular movements that challenged monastic control, and they did all within their power to contain such challenges.
The fundamentalist aspects of the reaction are most clearly seen in the Buddhist protests against the wealth and the corruption of the monastic community and the condemnation of the church for having abandoned its own mission of self-abnegation and transcendence.
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 The Japan Times Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
But while the general themes are recognizable, there are both intriguing details particular to Buddhist eschatology and elements that spring from the individual artist's imagination.
Nonetheless, the undeniable advantage that Buddhist eschatology has over the Christian concept of everlasting hell is that all this torment does end eventually.
Common folk were often necessitated by their lifestyle to commit acts that strict Buddhist thought condemned as unclean, such as wearing leather or slaughtering animals.
www.japantimes.co.jp /cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?fa20020417a1.htm   (1020 words)

  
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It is not merely the disembodied spirit, the soul as we understand it, that continues to live, but the soul with certain bodily organs and functions suited to the conditions of the new life.
In the elaborate anthropology which underlies Egyptian eschatology, and which we find it hard to understand, several constituents of the human person are distinguished, the most important of which is the
For systematic treatment it is best to distinguish between (A) individual and (B) universal and cosmic eschatology, including under (A): death; the particular judgment; heaven, or eternal happiness; purgatory, or the intermediate state; hell, or eternal punishment; and under (B):
www.ewtn.com /library/HOMELIBR/CEESCHAT.TXT   (5716 words)

  
 The View | From the University of Vermont
Shambhala utopia and its corresponding myth represent one of traditional forms of Buddhist eschatology, a branch of theology concerned with ultimate or last things such as death, judgement, heaven and hell.
Besides textual and narrative aspects, there are numerous and varied visual art depiction of the myth.
His new book, published in Czech, is Buddhist Eschatology: The Shambhala Myth.
www.uvm.edu /theview/article.php?id=1392   (162 words)

  
 A Literary History of the American West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Kerouac saw himself as a recording angel for his times, a solitary witness self-obsessed but stormily moving; Snyder's work as a poet is shamanistic, an invocation to an ancient and fully felt tradition, less turbulent but perhaps more grounded and enduring.
Aside from his disputes with Buddhist doctrine, Kerouac never entirely ceased being a Roman Catholic, frequently attempting to convince Snyder that Christ was Maitreya, the Buddha who was to come.
That is, as Snyder or the Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche would agree, a superb rendering of the ornate sutra style of Buddhist eschatology and cosmology.
www2.tcu.edu /depts/prs/amwest/html/wl0482.html   (4341 words)

  
 Eschatology Of Western Religions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
...as it is in the eschatologies of non Western religions, such as Buddhism and.....felt to be an identification of Christian eschatology with the values of Western.....judgment.
His fusion or consensus adverts to specific symbols of Western eschatology, viz., liberation, salvation, and hope.
This subject is covered in the section on Jewish eschatology.
www.acardinaldeposed.com /eschatology-of-western-religions.html   (217 words)

  
 Simulating Pure Land Space
The Pure Land is a Buddha-field, or Buddhist paradise, that usually refers to the cosmic realm of Amida Buddha.
Amida (Sanskrit: Amitābha or Amitāyus) is one of several Buddhas that occupy a central position in East Asian Mahayana Buddhist eschatology.
The Pure Land was the religious goal of significant numbers of Japanese Buddhists in the late Heian period who expressed an intense longing for birth in the Pure Land after death—a place devoid of desire that, paradoxically, was fervently desired.
www.cwru.edu /artsci/rlgn/deal/aar2002/pure_land_space.htm   (6169 words)

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