Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
When Souls Had WingsPre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Terryl L. Givens

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313901

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 11 July 2020

Preexistence in the Modern Age

Preexistence in the Modern Age

(p.277) 11 Preexistence in the Modern Age
When Souls Had Wings

Terryl L. Givens (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Some contemporary theologians have called for a return to Origen. Nicholas Berdyaev advocated the idea, but the Eastern Orthodox Church strenuously resists the idea, as does the Roman Catholic Church. In philosophy, J. M. E. McTaggart among others embraces the idea. Relevance to the free will debate, rather than to theodicy, is the idea's main appeal in the twentieth century. Theosophy defends the idea, and it appears sporadically in twentieth-century literature (in Robert Frost, for example). Parascience shows the latest interest in the idea.

Keywords:   Nicholas Berdyaev, Eastern Orthodox Church, free will, Robert Frost, J. M. E. McTaggart, parascience, Theosophy

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .