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The Struggle For Immortality

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

The Struggle For Immortality is a literary work by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, published in 1872. The book is a collection of essays that explore the concept of immortality and the human desire for eternal life. Phelps examines various religious and philosophical perspectives on the topic, including Christianity, Buddhism, and Transcendentalism. The author delves into the idea of immortality as a human construct, and how it has been used throughout history to provide comfort and hope in the face of mortality. She discusses the role of faith and spirituality in the search for immortality, and the ways in which people have sought to achieve eternal life through acts of heroism, martyrdom, and self-sacrifice. Throughout the book, Phelps also explores the relationship between immortality and creativity, arguing that the desire for artistic expression is often rooted in a desire for lasting impact and a sense of immortality. She examines the works of various writers, including Shakespeare and Milton, to illustrate this point. Overall, The Struggle For Immortality is a thought-provoking exploration of the human quest for eternal life, and the many ways in which people have sought to achieve it throughout history. It offers a unique perspective on the intersection of religion, philosophy, and creativity, and is a valuable read for anyone interested in these topics.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 15th, 2006
  • Pages: 252
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.57in - 0.82lb
  • EAN: 9781428605466
  • Categories: MetaphysicsOccultism