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Unformatted text preview: Heavenly life begins immediately after death Different from idea of Christian mortalism Protestants downplay role of Last Judgment After death, man could be unaware he’s not still in other world o Heaven is a continuation and fulfillment of material existence: Nature again used to represent heaven Material world a gift from the divine o Heaven is a place of activity, progress, and spiritual development Angels can teach and develop souls in afterlife Everyone works because they want to, not because they have to • Similar to Utopia society Spirits move into heaven by perfecting their psychological and moral natures No more stasis in heaven...
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- Fall '10
- angel, Emanuel Swedenborg