When people begin to explore the concept of reincarnation as a possible answer to life's fundamental mysteries, they often turn to the teaching of their religions for guidance. In many cases, they may encounter explicit rejection of the concept of a self that can survive the death experience and be reborn in a new physical form. but if they had a chance to look into the history of their own religions, they might be surprised to see that there is no barrier at all to the acceptance of reincarnation. in his insightful and well-researched book. the incarnation controversy, Steven Rosen, editor of an important journal of religious studies, gives readers just this chances. He Guides them through the history of the world's religious, showing how the teaching all of them are consistent with the idea of reincarnation . in some cases, the teachings of reincarnations are part of little known esoteric traditions.