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Heaven Is Not For Real

Review of The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death edited by M. Martin and K. Augustine
Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 708 pp. $85 ISBN 978-0-8108-8677-3

IF THEY WERE AIMING FOR SUCCESS AND popularity, the editors of The Myth of an Afterlife have obviously not been paying attention to current trends in publishing that have given us such books as Heaven is for Real, Proof of Heaven, Evidence of the Afterlife, and Consciousness Beyond Life.1 On the other hand, there was clearly a niche waiting to be filled by books skeptical of the immortality of the soul and the existence of the afterlife. But it turns out there are not so many of those. Perhaps this asymmetry reveals a peculiarity of the human mind: somehow the hypothesis that we do survive bodily death is more appealing than the alternative.

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