Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife

Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife
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Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 204
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ISBN-10 : 9781317236368
ISBN-13 : 131723636X
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Book Synopsis Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife by : Mark Finney

Download or read book Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife written by Mark Finney and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-22 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book begins by arguing that early Greek reflection on the afterlife and immortality insisted on the importance of the physical body whereas a wealth of Jewish texts from the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism and early (Pauline) Christianity understood post-mortem existence to be that of the soul alone. Changes begin to appear in the later New Testament where the importance of the afterlife of the physical body became essential, and such thoughts continued into the period of the early Church where the significance of the physical body in post-mortem existence became a point of theological orthodoxy. This book will assert that the influx of Greco-Romans into the early Church changed the direction of Christian thought towards one which included the body. At the same time, the ideological and polemical thrust of an eternal tortuous afterlife for the wicked became essential.


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