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Heaven, Trinity, and Personal Identity

Jerry L. Walls

in Heaven

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195113020
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834815 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195113020.003.0005
 Heaven, Trinity, and Personal Identity

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The discussion in this chapter centers on the particular problems posed for personal identity by the concept of heaven. Particular aspects addressed are the Trinity, the doctrine of resurrection (since the orthodox Christian account of eternal life is in a resurrected body), dualism and monism, duplication (multiple replicas of a given person in the afterlife), personal uniqueness, and continuity of memory.

Keywords: Christianity; continuity; continuity of memory; dualism; duplication; heaven; memory; monism; resurrection; Trinity; uniqueness

Chapter.  11638 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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