Living into Death, Dying into Life: A Christian Theology of Life Eternal
Date: April 2014
Duration: 5 hours 2 minutes
At the end our lives, we look forward to eternal life. Now you can take a fascinating journey through eschatology, the theology of the Last Things.
In these twelve lectures, you will join renowned theologian Dr. Peter Phan in encountering De Novissimis—the “Last Things. ” You will explore the realities that occur at the end of life (i. e., death and dying) as well as those that occur in the afterlife (i. e., judgment, purgatory, hell, heaven, the resurrection, and the consummation of the world).
You will address two basic questions: how do we know about these last realities, and how do we talk about them? Because of modern medicine, we can speak empirically about dying as a physical act. Death, however, extends beyond science—we do not have scientific information about what happens after death.
In this superb course, you will look first at the issues of our knowledge and language about death. You will examine the methods by which we can learn about the afterlife and the kind of language that must be used to speak about it. You will then the realities often discussed when dealing with the afterlife. Each lecture is framed as a question, inviting you to reflect upon and further explore the nature of the afterlife.
As you move through these lectures, you will tackle the most fundamental questions about life, death, and the world to come. Join Peter Phan on this insightful theological journey today.
*Photo by John Spade.