A Christian Critique of a New Age Doctrine
© 1987 Mark C. Albrecht
InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois
Used by Permission of the Author
1. Reincarnation Christianity; 2. Reincarnation
BR 115.R4A4 || 236.19 || LC: 82-016228 || 139p. || ISBN: 0877843783 || OCLC: 19110489
Previously published as Reincarnation: A Christian Appraisal
Reincarnation is presently held by 223 libraries including Azusa Pacific University and the Los Angeles Public Library.
Table of Contents
Back Cover of the Book
1. Reincarnation East and West 11
2. Reincarnation and Karma 17
3. A Short History of Reincarnation Teachings 25
4. Reincarnation in the Bible and the Early Church 35
5. Past-Life Recall 51
6. Sorting It Out: Possible Explanations of Past-Life Recall 67
7. World Views in Conflict: The Arguments for and against Reincarnation 81
8. Philosophical and Moral Objections to Reincarnation 93
9. Theological Objections 105
10. Theological Hybrids 121
Important Postscript to the 1987 Edition 127
Back Cover of the Book
Have we led past lives? Are we destined to return to this earth again? Can we, under the right circumstances, recall former lives?
New Age adherents like Shirley MacLaine say yes to these questions and recount fascinating tales of their former lives. Books and TV shows play with these ideas, often lending them support.
But can we innocently blend together these ideas from East and West? Can Eastern teaching about reincarnation be transplanted into the soil of our Judeo-Christian heritage?
Mark Albrecht examines these issues with care, looking especially at the case for and against spontaneous recall and regression to past lives. He offers readers a clear biblical assessment of this New Age doctrine.
Mark C. Albrecht is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. A former editor of Update on New Religious Movements, a quarterly publication from Denmark, he served for four years as co-director of the Spiritual Counterfeits Project in Berkeley, California.
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