Memory and Claims of Recollection of Previous Lives

  • Geddes Macgregor
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Nothing is more central to Christian faith and hope than the belief and expectation that through the power of Christ we, too, shall rise after death and sooner or later assume a new and more ‘glorious’ body. This resurrection body, however ‘glorified’, is to stand in the same relation to ‘me’ as does my present one. Such is the universal testimony of the mainstream of Christian orthodoxy and clearly follows Paul’s teaching. Both death and resurrection are realities for the Christian.


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Chapter 9: Memory and Claims of Recollection of Previous Lives

  1. 1.
    Charles Richet, Thirty Years of Psychical Research (London: Macmillan, 1923) p.607. (English translation of his Traité de Métapsychique). See also a review by Sir Oliver Lodge in Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research vol. xxxly, pp.70–106.Google Scholar
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    John Henry Newman, Apologia pro vita sua (New York: The Modern Library, 1950) pp. 34f.Google Scholar

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