Thought Communication, Speed of Movement, and the Spirit's Ability to Absorb Knowledge: Near-Death Experiences and Early Mormon Thought
Description: 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.
Date: Spring 1997
Creator: Top, Brent L.
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