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Death and the Primacy of Love in Works of Dickens, Hugo, and Wilder

Description: This paper compares the tendency of Charles Dickens, Thornton Wilder, and Victor Hugo who use near-death experiences (NDEs) to transform the experience of fictional characters. The fictional characters' experiences are similar to real positive experiences of people who go through NDEs.
Date: Autumn 1984
Creator: Flynn, Charles P.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Self, Eternity, and the Mysteries: A Speculative Response to Kenneth Ring's Paper

Description: "This response to a paper by Kenneth Ring (1984) deals with three issues of broad philosophical import: (1) near-death experiences (NDEs) and the expanded sense of self-identity; (2) the distinction between postmortem survival and the experience of premortem eternity; and (3) the relation between NDEs and the idea of mystery cults, ancient and modern" (abstract).
Date: Autumn 1984
Creator: Grosso, Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries

Combat-Related Near-Death Experiences: A Preliminary Investigation

Description: "This paper reports on a continuing study of the near-death experience (NDE) occurring among those who were clinically dead or close to death as a result of combat operations" (abstract). Suggestions are made for the continued development of the study.
Date: Autumn 1984
Creator: Sullivan, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries