I Look for the Resurrection of the Dead and the Life of the World to Come
Van Inwagen (Peter)
Source: Van Inwagen's website
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  1. The topic of resurrection is a Chapter1 in my proposed Thesis2. It is also touched on in the following Notes, and their off-shoots:-
  2. Since these topics have been discussed before, the links may be worth chasing up, though I think none of them are much developed.
  3. As for Van Inwagen’s Paper:-
    1. The paper picks up on some points left hanging from an earlier paper – "Van Inwagen (Peter) - The Possibility of Resurrection".
    2. The paper starts with some sociological and historical accounts and Biblical exegesis of beliefs in life after death6.
    3. Van Inwagen contrasts the Christian doctrine of resurrection with the Platonic concept of the natural immortality of the soul.
      • In Platonism, one is a soul and has a body – indeed, one may have in sequence many bodies if one is incarnated multiple times.
    4. To be continued …


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