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Life after Death: A New Approach to the Last Things
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2011 / Paperback
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Writing in the wake of a near-fatal stroke, eminent theologian Anthony C. Thiselton addresses a universally significant topic: death and what comes next. This distinctive study of "the last things" explores questions about individual death, the intermediate state, the return of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, hell, the final state of the redeemed, and more, from a biblically centered and exegetical perspective as well as a theologically orthodox position that takes its direction from the historical Christian theological tradition. Though Thiselton brings his full intellectual clout to this discussion, he does so in a very gentle and pastoral tone and with language that is readily accessible by all
Unique in scope but very much needed in the church today, Thiselton's Life after Death: A New Approach to the Last Things offers biblically astute, historically informed, and intellectually sound answers--making this book an invaluable resource for thinking Christians.
Very accessible, deeply grounded in Scripture, pastorally helpful, and sensitive to that most democratic of all institutions--death. What a real gem of a book.
Archbishop of York With his characteristically firm grasp of sources ancient and contemporary and with admirable clarity, Anthony Thiselton guides the reader through the complexities of such vexed biblical themes as hell, the final judgment, the return of Christ, and the resurrection of the dead--giving us a book that is not only theologically profound but also pastorally encouraging.
-Thomas G. Long,
author of Accompany Them with Singing--The Christian Funeral
Thiselton draws on a lifetime's study of Scripture, doctrine, philosophy, and the nature of language to construct a Christian theology of the last things. Immensely learned and rich in Christian wisdom, this book has much to offer all students of the Christian faith.
King's College, University of Aberdeen
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