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This front matter section of the book titled Rethinking Ghosts in World Religions contains the table of contents, the preface, acknowledgments, list of abbreviations and list of contributors. This book attempts at taking up the subject of the ghost and approaching it from a crosscultural perspective. It demonstrates some common types of ghosts that can be found in various religious cultures: evil ghosts, benevolent ghosts, vengeful ghosts, distressed ghosts, and playful ghosts, and so on.

Keywords: benevolent ghosts; evil ghosts; world religions



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