Death and the afterlife

1. Whats John Hick’s Replica theory?

  • Hick beleives we are physically resurected, like jesus was within the biblical story
  • Hick sees resurrection as a divine action in which an exact replica of ourselves is created in a different realm. John Smith analogy
  • Hick believes that we arent an exact replica within heaven, more of an essence of our earthly self (our soul) which trancends after death
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2. Eschatology

  • theology concerned with death, judgement and the final destiny of the soul and humankind
  • Another word for heaven within the bible
  • study of man and the soul

3. Why do protestants reject the idea of purgatory

  • Protestants tend to reject the doctrine because it is illogical
  • • Protestants tend to reject the doctrine because it contradicts biblical teaching and suggests that JC’s sacrifice on the cross was not the final act of salvation.
  • Protestants tend to reject the doctrine because their is no biblical evidence

4. according to John Hick, who gets to heaven?

  • everyone. All religious point to the truth therefore all people will be saved (6 blind men and the elphant)
  • Only chirstians can be saved as christainity is unqiue and the true religion
  • christians including anoymous christians

5. what is Humes problem with hell?

  • It would get boring, especially since we are in there for eternity. Would we not get used to the pain
  • the whole concept of hell calls God’s justice into question because a finite sin could never deserve an infinite punishment
  • there is no biblical evience for hell


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