Death, Immortality, and Resurrection by Edward W. H. VickDeath, Immortality, and Resurrection by Edward W. H. Vick

Death, Immortality, and Resurrection

byEdward W. H. Vick

Paperback | March 9, 2017

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The question of what happens after death has fascinated human beings for as long as we’ve had any sense of spirituality. There have been popular books, stories of speculative fiction, reports of visions, and serious Bible studies attempted to explain to us what happens at death and beyond. In Death, Immortality, and Resurrection, Dr. Edward Vick explores this question from the viewpoint of a philosopher and theologian.

In this book, he examines scriptural sources along with a variety of philosophers over the millennia, and looks at such questions as what happens to the body, what we mean be identity and survival, whether we are innately immortal, and what is the meaning of resurrection.

This is a serious work, but comprehensible to the student willing to take the time to study these issues. The reader is invited to give consideration to those issues that have challenged philosophers and scholars through the ages. The book is suitable for study groups.

Title:Death, Immortality, and ResurrectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.34 inPublished:March 9, 2017Publisher:Energion PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631992678

ISBN - 13:9781631992674


Table of Contents

Foreword; PART I; What Sort of Reality Is Death?; 1 We must all die; 2 Refusal; 3 Personal and universal ; 4 The question; 5 The alternatives; 6 Our assumptions; 7 Speculation and revelation; 8 Soul and body; 9 The human person — a unity; 10 Resurrection;
II The Teaching of the New Testament; 1 Pharisees and Sadducees; 2 Paul; 3 Bodily resurrection; 4 The death of Jesus and the death of the believer; 5 Jesus’ resurrection and believers’ resurrection; 6 The metaphor of sleep; 7 The interim state; 8 Concrete social relationships; 9 Person — the unity of a living being; 10 The proper subject of immortality?; 11 Eternal life; III Immortality and Other Words; 1 We value human life; 2 God bestows immortal life; 3 The finality of death; 4 Immortal life; 5 Various alternatives; 6 Meaning of soul; 7 God raises the dead; 8 God is immortal; 9 Four alternatives; 10 Four guiding considerations; IV Resurrection and Immortality; 1 Are they compatible?;  2 God takes the initiative; 3 Two kinds of language; 4 A qualitative difference; 5 Eternal life?; PART II;  Introduction; V Plato; 1 Dualism; 2 The soul’s knowledge and pre-existence; 3 Ambiguity of the ‘soul’; 4 Arguments for immortality; 5 Meno: Knowledge is remembering; VI Aristotle’s Functionalism; 1 Aristotle’s question; 2 Different kinds of activity;
3 Two Defining Statements; 4 Analogy of the eye; 5 Soul is not separable from body; 6 Aristotle’s materialism; 7 Functions common and unique; VII Cartesian Dualism; 1 Man more than body; 2 The method of doubt; 3 Soul — the thinking thing; 4 Mind separate from body?; 5 Category mistake; VIII Replicas and Resurrection; 1 Imagining, reflecting, understanding; 2 Identity: Two meanings; 3 Replication; 4 Three pictures; 5 Qualitative identity; Additional Note;