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Human Destiny in Christianity

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269618
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683718 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0013
Human Destiny in Christianity

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This chapter examines the view of Christianity on human destiny. It suggests that there are conflicting accounts of the life after death in Christian tradition. There are accounts which hold that after Jesus died and descended to Sheol, he divided the place into Heaven and Hell, and after which all souls pass to Heaven or Hell immediately after death. It this is to be taken as true, then all the Final Judgment can do is to confirm the judgement that has already been passed at the point of death.

Keywords: human destiny; Christianity; Jesus; Sheol; Heaven; Hell; Final Judgement

Chapter.  10590 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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