Thought Communication, Speed of Movement, and the Spirit's Ability to Absorb Knowledge: Near-Death Experiences and Early Mormon Thought

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Abstract: Three of Charles Flynn's (1986) "core elements" of near-death experiences (NDEs) have special interest to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) because of their striking similarity to the doctrinal teachings of the 19th-century Mormon leaders and theologians. This article illustrates these three NDE characteristics--thought communication, speed of movement, and the ability to "absorb" knowledge--by comparing contemporary NDE accounts with both the religious teachings of 19th-century Mormon church leaders and the accepted doctrines of modern Mormonism.

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203-216 p. ; 23 cm.

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Top, Brent L. Spring 1997.

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Abstract: Three of Charles Flynn's (1986) "core elements" of near-death experiences (NDEs) have special interest to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) because of their striking similarity to the doctrinal teachings of the 19th-century Mormon leaders and theologians. This article illustrates these three NDE characteristics--thought communication, speed of movement, and the ability to "absorb" knowledge--by comparing contemporary NDE accounts with both the religious teachings of 19th-century Mormon church leaders and the accepted doctrines of modern Mormonism.

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203-216 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 15(3), Human Sciences Press, Spring 1997, pp. 203-216

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  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc799178

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 15
  • Issue: 3
  • Page Start: 203
  • Page End: 216
  • Pages: 14

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The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

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Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.

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Top, Brent L. Thought Communication, Speed of Movement, and the Spirit's Ability to Absorb Knowledge: Near-Death Experiences and Early Mormon Thought, article, Spring 1997; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799178/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .