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  1. Individual Eschatology Death

  2. Traditionally three meanings of “death: • Physical death • Spritual death • Eternal Death • Christian Consensus about Life Beyond Death • Various Approaches to the meaning of death in philosophy and theology • Is death necessarily part of our finitude? • Athanasius • Modern Protestant theology • Pannenberg

  3. Is death a “natural” phenomenon forus? • What about sinand death?

  4. Individual Eschatology Resurrection

  5. Introduction • Christian belief in resurrection of the Body • Apostles Creed • Apostle Paul • Theological Implications of resurrection

  6. Continuity Between This Life and the Resurrected Body • Basic dilemma • Reflection on Christ’s resurrection for insights • Attempts to establish continuity in history of theology • Restoration of the former state • Soul as the Governing Principle • Contemporary Theology

  7. Comparison between Immortality of the Soul and Resurrection of the Body • Comparison • Immorality of the Soul view originates with Paul • Highly dualist anthropology • Contrast with contemporary Christian theology • Plato • Implications of Changes in theological anthropology to Resurrection • Earlier substantialist view • Contemporary theology a and move towards holism • Two options • Why immortality of the soul is not justified

  8. Theological Meaning of Resurrection • Decisive character of Christ’s resurrection as: • Prolepsis • Proof • Model • Resurrections brings to culmination what was begun in creation • Christ as the New Adam • Hope for the entire world

  9. Individual Eschatology Intermediate State

  10. Introduction • “Intermediate” state refers to the interval between the individual person’s death and the final resurrection • Why need to posit an interval? • Importance of link between individual and universal eschatology • Traditional View • Some reflections

  11. Debated Issues • Purgatory • Death as an Immediate Entrance Into Eternity • Soul Sleep

  12. Concluding Reflections • Biblical basis regarding intermediate state is scarce and difficult to interpret • Importance of relationship between the universal and individual eschatology should push us to continue reflecting on the topic • Further resources • At death we are not yet entering the completion of salvation but only at the coming of the Lord- which includes resurrection • Pastoral conclusions • See especially Grenz’s idea of God’s act of holidng fast to his creatures