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978-0-7425-1471-3 • Hardback • April 2003 • $162.00 • (£125.00)
978-0-7425-1472-0 • Paperback • April 2003 • $35.00 • (£27.00)
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Stephen E. Braude is professor and chair of the philosophy department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Chapter 1 Preliminaries
Chapter 2 Drop-In Communicators
Chapter 3 Trance Mediumship
Chapter 4 The Case of Sharada: Psychopathology and Xenoglossy
Chapter 5 The Case of Patience Worth
Chapter 6 Reincarnation and Possession
Chapter 7 Lingering Spirits
Chapter 8 Out-of-Body Experiences
Chapter 9 Conclusion
Braude takes great care to clearly define concepts and summarize the case material in sufficient detail for the educated lay reader to follow his argument. This book does much more than present a case for personal postmodern survival. Immortal Remains not only contains Braude's personal perspective, but also highlights the state of the debate thus far. Even one with just a slight interest in survival research would do well to get acquainted with Braude and the philosophers with whom he puts himself into conversation throughout the book. Finally, he tackles these difficult issues with clear language and suitable wit, making Immortal Remains both a thought-provoking and entertaining read.
— Journal of Scientific Exploration
Stephen Braude is unique among those evaluating the evidence for an after-life in that he manages to combine a sympathetic consideration of favorable cases with an honest, penetrating philosophical critique of them.
— Richard M. Gale, University of Pittsburgh
[Braude's] research is thorough. He brings credibility to parapsychology.
— Metapsychology Online
Braude's treatment is psychologically much more sophisticated than most previous attempts to evaluate the literature. The book is worth close study. There are also touches of humor that lighten the seriousness of the topic. Professor Braude has produced a prodigious and fascinating work for which we can only offer our thanks.
— Australian Journal of Parapsychology
Lucid and comprehensive, Stephen Braude's Immortal Remains is certainly one of the best assessments ever written—perhaps, the best ever written—of the evidence for human survival of bodily death.
— Raymond Martin, Union College
As one would expect . . . Dr. Braude gives us a solid work of critical scholarship. He employs considerable philosophical and psychological sophistication.
— The Christian Parapsychologist
Imaginative, detailed, and well written.
— Journal of the Society for Psychical Research
This book is impressive. The author is a respected philosopher and parapsychologist whose works on psi, multiple personality, and other subjects are exemplars of scholarship...Superlatives are in order. This is the best book on survival that I have read.
— Journal Of Parapsychology
I welcome this book as an important contribution to the debate on whether or not we survive physical death. Scholarly, carefully argued and elegantly written, I hope it achieves the success it so clearly deserves.
— David Fontana, Cardiff University; The Scientific and Medical Network