Death and the Afterlife

Death and the Afterlife      (Developments in Christian Thought 1b) What is the difference between reincarnation and resurrection? What is the difference between disembodied existence and resurrection? In what ways is heaven described? How is hell described? What is purgatory? What does ‘purged’ mean? Which group of Christians believe in the idea of purgatory?… Read More Death and the Afterlife

Religious responses to the rise of atheism: the problem of evil (AP10)

The problem of evil is perhaps the most challenging problem faced by theists.  Why does God allow evil?  The atheist response that God does not exist and so cannot stop evil provides a compelling argument against theism, but for nearly the whole history of Christianity, theologians have sought to justify why God would allow evil.… Read More Religious responses to the rise of atheism: the problem of evil (AP10)