May a Christian Believe in Reincarnation? coverMay a Christian Believe in Reincarnation?

by Abbot George Burke (Swami Nirmalananda Giri)

May a Christian believe in reincarnation? The answer may surprise you.

Reincarnation–also known as the transmigration of souls–is not just some exotic idea of non-Christian mysticism. Nor is it an exclusively Hindu-Buddhist teaching.

In orthodox Jewish and early Christian writings, as well as the Holy Scriptures, we find reincarnation as a fully developed belief, although today it is commonly ignored. But from the beginning it has been an integral part of Orthodox Judaism, and therefore as Orthodox Jews, Jesus and his Apostles would have believed in rebirth.

This historical study of reincarnation in both Judaism and Christianity cites many authorities of both traditions, including many Christian saints and Fathers of the Church, as well as both Old and New Testaments.

In our opinion the testimony of orthodox Judaism, ancient Christianity, and the Bible is sufficient to answer the question: May a Christian believe in reincarnation?


Highly Recommended

I found “May a Christian Believe in Reincarnation” to be a complete compilation and investigation of the “evidence” available in ancient Christian/Judaic writings on the subject of reincarnation. I feel those needing evidence that a belief in reincarnation is in accordance with teachings of the Christ need look no further: Plainly laid out and explained in an intelligent manner from one who has spent his life on a Christ like path of renunciation and prayer/meditation. Highly recommended for anyone struggling with seemingly contradictory beliefs or simply wanting further insight into the foundational beliefs of early Christians.


This book is phenomenal!

Christian reincarnation in 50 pages or less! One of the best books on Christian reincarnation you’ll ever read! No, one of the best Christian books period! Some stuff I had already known for some time but some of it I had never realized before! Could have been a little longer and more thorough, otherwise excellent! It’s short but then it’s a quick read and can be read in one day or less. This book is phenomenal. Highly recommended. Hopefully after reading this short book more and more Christians will embrace reincarnation without guilt. 🙂 May a Christian believe in reincarnation? In a word, yes.

This is an astonishingly clear and useful reference for anybody interested in exploring this most important subject. My only complaint is that it seems too brief! Despite its short length, it still does an amazing job of pointing the sincere seeker in the right direction.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Light of the Spirit Press; 2nd edition (February 5, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1523376295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523376292
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches


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