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Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays approximately Heaven systematically investigates heaven, or paradise, as conceived inside theistic non secular traditions akin to Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It considers various themes pertaining to what existence in paradise may, might, or should be like for human people. the gathering bargains novel methods to questions on heaven of perennial philosophical curiosity, and breaks new flooring via increasing the diversity of questions on heaven that philosophers have considered.

The members strive against with questions about human existence in paradise that span the spectrum of the key subfields of philosophical enquiry. by means of making use of either old and modern philosophical assets, the amount makes a pioneering contribution towards answering urgent questions about human existence in paradise. it is going to function a platform for destiny study, reinvigorating philosophical research into those ignored issues inside philosophy of religion.

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2 Influential thinkers such as Lutheran theologian Henry Eyster Jacobs hold dynamic views of paradise: The eternal world is not one of simple attainment, without the prospect of progress. When the Children of God are said to ‘rest from their labors,’ it is the toil and trouble of this life that are referred to, and not the cessation of works of love or of constant progress in ever new enjoyments of Life Everlasting. . But the state into which man is then ushered is one of expectancy of still greater blessings.

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