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Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy

Jerry L. Walls

Abstract

The Christian doctrine of heaven has been a moral source of enormous power in Western culture. It has provided a striking account of the ultimate good in life and has for two millennia animated the hope that our lives can be fully meaningful. Recently, however, the doctrine of heaven has lost much of its grip on the Western imagination and has become a vague and largely ignored part of the Christian creed. Not only have our hopes been redefined as a result, but also our very identity as human beings has been altered. In this book, Jerry L. Walls argues that the doctrine of heaven is ripe for s ... More

Keywords: Christ, Christianity, doctrine, faith, heaven, identity, meaning of life, morality, near‐death experiences, personal identity, salvation, theodicy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195113020
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195113020.001.0001

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Jerry L. Walls, author
Asbury Theological Seminary
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