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NOTES on John Baillie (1886-1960): I am Immortal

One philosopher who argues from a Judeo-Christian standpoint that we are immortal is John Baillie, who was born in Scotland in 1886 and who died in 1960 after a long career in philosophy and theology. During his long career, he … Continue reading

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NOTES on St. Paul (circa 5 BCE-circa 67 CE): The Resurrection of the Body

Bertrand Russell and other philosophers, including Corliss Lamont, mounted a formidable attack against immortality by using what we can call the Argument from Dependency. Basically, Russell argued that our personality (including habits and memories) is so dependent upon our brain … Continue reading

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NOTES on Peter Geach (1916-2013): Dualism Rejected But Survival Affirmed

Peter Geach (born 1916) is a philosopher who believes that we can survive death. However, in his book God and the Soul(1969), he takes a different approach from that taken by Curt John Ducasse and Robert Almeder. Geach rejects the … Continue reading

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NOTES on Raymond A. Moody, Jr. (born 1944): Life After Life?

Is there life after death? Philosophers have long been interested in such questions as whether psychic phenomena exist, for if they do, they may help answer such questions as whether the mind is a substance that can exist independently of … Continue reading

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NOTES on John Hick (1922-2012): Immortality and Resurrection

John Hick is an important theologian who wrote about immortality and resurrection, as well as many other religious topics. I. The Immortality of the Soul Plato (circa 429-347 B.C.E.) was an ancient Greek philosopher who believed that the soul is … Continue reading

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NOTES on Maurice Lamm (1930-2016): The World Beyond the Grave

What will life after death — assuming there will be an afterlife — be like? Historically, the concept of life after death has evolved. Very early in human history, people apparently had some sort of belief in life after death. … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) and Albert Camus (1913-1960): The Meaning of Life Without God

Can life without God be meaningful? There are two answers to this question: yes and no. The ‘no’ answer seems to become apparent in Bertrand Russell’s description of the universe as presented to us by modern science. In his essay … Continue reading

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