This superbly taught course is a must-have for inquisitive Christians.
As Christians, we profess to believe in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come, but what exactly does this mean? In this fundamental course, you will explore the origin, context, and meanings of the Christian beliefs about the afterlife.
What happens after we die? Over the centuries, this question has been tackled by theologians, artists, and philosophers alike, each with their own distinct perspectives. In this course you will join one of Catholicism's leading theologians in exploring this question from a Christian perspective.
You will explore the words of Jesus, the Gospels, the Apostles Peter and Paul, and the visions in the apocalypse of John. Many of their statements can seem ambiguous and opaque. Under the expert guidance of celebrated theologian Prof. Candida Moss, you will come to understand the most important passages in the New Testament.
In this journey into the afterlife, you will explore the New Testament's descriptions of the afterlife, visions of heaven, and prophecies of divine punishment. You will also gain a contextual understanding through ancient theology, science, and the words of the church fathers. What does it mean to be saved and sanctified? What will resurrected bodies be like? What is the evidence for purgatory and hell? When will the last judgment take place? What is the purpose of hell? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this essential course.
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