Theory I. Materialism
Main Hypothesis = Nothing survives. Death ends all of me.
Birth = Aprox. 18 Century
Theory II. Paganism
Main Hypothesis = Shadowy semi-self of ghost survives and goes to the place of dead (Underworld)
Birth = Traces can be found in the Old Jewish Tradition
Theory III. Reincarnation
Main Hypothesis = Survival of the soul and reincarnation into another body. After the soul has fulfilled its destiny reverts to a divine status
Birth = More than 4,000 years ago
Theory IV. Pantheism
Main Hypothesis = Death changes nothing. All is an illusion, including time. The question of what happen after dead is mistaken; the question is not solved but dissolved.
Birth =With Buddhism
Theory V. Immortality
Main Hypothesis= Soul survives death. Soul eventually reaches its eternal destiny of heaven or hell (through intermediate stages)
Birth = Platon
Theory VI. Resurrection
Main Hypothesis = Soul separates from the body and is reunited at the end of the world to its new, immortal, resurrected body.
Birth= First Century