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Commentary on John Gibbs' "What Do Near-Death Experiencers and Jesus Have in Common? The Near-Death Experience and Spong's New New Christianity"

Description: Abstract: John Gibbs relates research findings on near-death experiences (NDEs) to John Shelby Spong's "continuity view of Jesus" and his "call for a new Christianity." Gibbs' argument falls short of demonstrating congruence of the scientific findings of NDE research with the theological claims of Spong, who posits that Jesus was not God, but just a person.
Date: Winter 2005
Creator: Sabom, Michael B.

Development of a portal to Texas history

Description: Article discussing the development of the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries' Portal to Texas History.
Date: February 17, 2005
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Belden, Dreanna; Reis, Nancy; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Phillips, Mark Edward & Dunlop, Doug

Ernesto Bozzano and the Phenomena of Bilocation

Description: Italian psychical researcher Ernesto Bozzano was a well-known student of parapsychological phenomena and a strong defender of the concept of survival of bodily death. This paper includes an excerpt of what Bozzano referred to as the phenomena of bilocation.
Date: Summer 2005
Creator: Alvarado, Carlos S.

Guest Editorial: The Significance of Light in the Near-Death Experience

Description: Abstract: Light has long been recognized a s a principal characteristic of the near-death experience (NDE). However, its significance has been widely debated. This paper details the significance of light in the NDE, and it further suggests that science supports the contention that the light of the NDE represents the presence of a loving and concerned Creator. I cite well-established and celebrated physics experiments to support the argument that light exhibits supernatural - even conscious qualities. The relationship of light to the NDE, quantum physics, and descriptions of God throughout the world's literature serve to illuminate the argument that God and the light may well be one and the same
Date: Summer 2005
Creator: Baumann, T. Lee

The Nature and Therapeutic Implications of the Extraordinary Experiences of the Bereaved

Description: Article highlighting the types of contacts from a deceased loved on or a divine being reported, messages claimants believe are recieved, changes in death perceptions, and the therapeutic potential of the experience for coping with the death of a loved one. Much of the material is based on a workshop given by the author throughout the United States.
Date: Autumn 2005
Creator: LaGrand, Louis E.

Reply to Michael Sabom's Commentary

Description: Article responding to Michael Sabom's commentary, suggesting that the near-death experience's (NDE's) ontological and spiritual significance extends to religious issues and raises questions relevant to whether near-death experiencers and Jesus have spirituality in common.
Date: Winter 2005
Creator: Gibbs, John C.