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What Do Near-Death Experiencers and Jesus Have in Common? The Near-Death Experience and Spong's New Christianity

Description: Article relating near-death phenomena to John Shelby Spong's argument for a more "authentic" view of Jesus, a more spiritual understanding of humanity, and a new, evolving Christianity. Near-death research and Spong's envisioned new Christianty share in principle the ideal of progress through challenge and open dialogue.
Date: Winter 2005
Creator: Gibbs, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Prevalence of Near-Death Experiences in Australia

Description: Study assessing the prevalence of near-death experiences (NDEs) in Australia through the use of questionnaires.
Date: Winter 2005
Creator: Perera, Mahendra; Padmasekara, Gayan & Belanti, John
Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Universal, Multiple, and Exclusive Experiences of After-Death Communication

Description: Study on grief reaction and religious or spiritual coping methods in bereavement, in which the researcher asked bereft people to report if they have experienced specific types of after-death communication (ADC), as it related to their most recent death of a loved one.
Date: Winter 2005
Creator: Houck, James A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries