Life and Death Key Words

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Dualism
The idea that there are two aspects to human beings, the physical and the mental. The mental may be identified with the soul.
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Materialism
The idea that human beings consist of physical matter alone.
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Monism
The idea that human beings are made up of one substance., the word is often used synonymously with materialism
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Traducianism
An early Christian teaching that souls were passed down from parents rather than uniquely implanted by God.
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Replica Theory
The name given to John Hick’s theory that God can recreate an exact copy of us in the Afterlife.
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Resurrection
The belief in an Afterlife that involves the embodied existence of individuals.
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Purgatory
A state or place where souls are purged or purified before entering heaven.
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Beatific Vision
The immediate sight and vision of God in heaven.
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Akhira
Literally the hereafter, everlasting life after death.
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Reincarnation
The belief that after death, our soul lives again in another embodied form
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Transmigration
A word used of the soul’s passage or journey to another body after death.
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Karma
The principle of actions, deeds and effects, that our actions in this life affect the next. Regarded as a law of the universe.
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Brahman
God or the absolute in Hinduism.
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Maya
The illusion or the unreal world of separate consciousness.
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Atman
A word used to describe the soul or ‘principle of life’. All forms of life have atman.
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Monotheistic
The belief in the existence of one God, for instance in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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Nibbana
The state of being free from suffering and the cycle of rebirth
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Moksha
Literally meaning ‘release’ or ‘liberation’ in Hinduism this refers to the final escape from the continuous cycle of death and rebirth, which is known as Samsara.
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Disembodied existence
Literally the idea that we are able to exist in some form without our bodies.
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