Heaven

ISBN: 9780195340723 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2007 Autor: Jerry L. Walls Editură: Oxford University Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 240 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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The Christian doctrine of heaven has been a moral source of enormous power in western culture. It has provided astriking account of the ultimate good in life and has for two millennia animated the hope that our lives can be fully meaningful. Recently, however, the doctrine of heaven has lost much of its grip on the western imagination and hasbecome a vague and largely ignored part of the Christian creed. Not only have our hopes been redefined as a result, but our very identity as human beings has been altered. In this book, Jerry L. Walls argues that the doctrine of heaven is ripe for serious reconsideration. He contends notonly that the orthodox view of heaven can be defended from objections commonly raised against it, but also that heaven is a powerful resource for addressing persistent philosophical problems, not the least of which concern theground of morality and the meaning of life. Walls shows how heaven is integrally related to central Christian doctrines, particularly those concerning salvation, and tackles the difficult problem of why faith in Christ is necessary to save us from our sins.In addition, heaven is shown to illumine thorny problems of personal identity and to be anessential component of a satisfactory theodicy. Walls goes on to examine data from near-death experiences from the standpoint of some important recent work in epistemology and argues that they offer positive evidence for heaven. He concludes that we profoundly need to recover the hope of heaven in order to recover our very humanity.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Jerry L. Walls
Subtitlu
The Logic of Eternal Joy
Data Publicarii
2007
Editura
Oxford University Press
Inaltime
23.1
Latime
15.5
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
240
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