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Audio: Exploring the Farside: Biblical Visions of the Afterlife


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October 30, 2011:

As the feasts of All Saints and All Souls approach, we think of our loved ones who have gone before us and, as Christians have for centuries, wonder what life beyond death truly is. The biblical peoples, too, yearned to know more about the “far side.” This Sundays at CTU presentation will consider in word and artistic images the rich variety of metaphors that the Scriptures use in an attempt to understand what our destiny beyond death may be. For most of its history in biblical times, the people of Israel had no clear convictions about the afterlife. The later influence of Greek culture brought by Alexander introduced the notion of human immortality. And with Jesus and the startling notion of resurrection, a whole new vision of the possibilities of life beyond death breaks into the biblical horizon. As Paul wrote to his community at Corinth, “At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face…”.

Featuring: Fr. Donald Senior, C.P.