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Religion and Human Nature$
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Keith Ward

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269618

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.001.0001

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Human Destiny in Christianity

Human Destiny in Christianity

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(p.271) 13 Human Destiny in Christianity
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Religion and Human Nature
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Keith Ward

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0013

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

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