Reli. Notes 35

Reli. Notes 35 - Marriage and procreation in afterlife Very...

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Heaven in the Contemporary World William James: o Affirms universal immortality, his desires during Modern period Polling data: o 81% of Americans believe in heaven o 70% believe in hell o 77% optimistic about making it into heaven o 90% believe in God o Christians far less interested in defining nature of afterlife More focus on abstract images and symbolism The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: o Dale Mouritsen: “The Spirit World, Our Next Home” Gives the Mormon perspective Missionizing in afterlife to convert others
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Unformatted text preview: Marriage and procreation in afterlife Very vivid portrayal of Modern materiality of heaven Polygamy possible in afterlife o Friedrich Schleiermacher: Influenced by Kant Skeptical of projections about life in heaven Human mind unable to do so Symbolist compromise: o Religion is set of symbols that require maturity to understand o Does not take the Bible literally, but as symbols for truth o Goal is to find meaning in symbols o...
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course RELI 125 taught by Professor Styers during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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