The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The doctrine of the continued existence of the soul of each individual after death, a doctrine the belief of which is, in one form or another, common to most religious systems; even to those which contemplate absorption in the Deity as the final goal of existence, as is evident from the prevalence in them of the doctrine of transmigration or reincarnation.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Immortality'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/i/immortality.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.