Death and the Afterlife

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  • Death and the Afterlife
    • Jesus' Eschatology + his Resurrection
      • There are 2 distinctive features of Jesus' Resurrection
        • 1.  He was unrecognisable by his apostles
        • 2. He ascended into heaven despite not being a spirit
      • St  Paul
        • Argued if Christ hadn't risen, the preaching would have been useless
        • Christianity depends on Jesus' Resurrection
      • Heaven + Hell where places we go when judged by God
        • The Rich Man and Lazarus
        • The Parable of the Sheep and Goats
          • Not judged on acts of faith alone but acts of service to others
    • Heaven
      • Jesus
        • God is the God of the living not the Dead
      • RCC
        • "Is the ultimate end" and "The state of supreme  definitive happiness"
      • Alternate def.
        • It is God's Kingdom and unlike Earth
    • Purgatory
      • Can be seen as a state of hope
      • Or a state of pain where sins are removed
      • Became a physical place for believers in 12th Cent.
      • It is a temporary place where sin is stripped away
      • "He who comes to be saved, comes to be saved through a fire"- Origen
      • Rejected by Protestants
      • Described as a place of pain or as a metaphor for the souls greater awareness of the consequences of sin
    • Hell
      • Aquinas
        • "Expelled for ever from the fellowship of saints and condemned to everlasting punishment"
      • It is necessary because;
        • Free will
          • If it didn't matter how we acted on Earth w/o Hell
        • Divine Justice
          • W/o it God's justice would be meaningless
      • How can an all loving God send people to Hell?
      • C.S Lewis- hell is a state of mind
    • Beatic Vision
      • The nature of history is a mystery
      • Presence of God's company
      • We must change our idea of heaven as it far from human ideals of it
  • Heaven + Hell where places we go when judged by God
    • The Rich Man and Lazarus
    • The Parable of the Sheep and Goats
      • Not judged on acts of faith alone but acts of service to others

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