After Death?: Past Beliefs and Real Possibilities

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Will anything of us survive after death? This question is a central concept when we ask what life means. Throughout history, societies and their cultures, in particular their religions and philosophies, have done what they could to guide and sustain people as they moved towards this destination and as they mourned. In societies which are in some sense secular this official sort of comfort has become less accessible, many things which in the past have been taught with some authority and believed with some assurance have become incredible to many. Much of what has been taught in the religious institutions seems plainly wrong and much of what has been believed by the public seems merely sentimental.

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What survives after we die, and/or where do we go? These are fundamental questions we ask as we try to make sense of our purpose on Earth. Edwards (Christianity: The First Two Thousand Years), retired ... Read full review


Where We Are
Deaths Changing Face
Why We Ask

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David L. Edwards retired in 1994 as Provost of Southwark Cathedral.

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