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Conceiving Heaven as a Dynamic Rather than Static Existence

Eric J. Silverman

in Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays about Heaven

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198794301
eISBN:
9780191835810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794301.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter investigates two broad ways an account of heaven can be structured: static and dynamic. The static view of the afterlife portrays heaven as a perfect or timeless unchanging existence. ... More


Anselmian Meditations on Heaven

Katherin A. Rogers

in Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays about Heaven

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198794301
eISBN:
9780191835810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794301.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The nature of heaven is mysterious, but Anselm of Canterbury has some useful things to say on the subject. He offers a proof that some creature must enjoy the beatific vision of God, which vision may ... More


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