The fear of death

Chappell, Timothy (2009). The fear of death. New Blackfriars, 90(1028) pp. 413–423.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-2005.2009.01273.x

Abstract

Taking a somewhat indirect route that includes some autobiographical reflection, I address three questions. One is what it might mean to say, with Socrates, that philosophy is 'studying for death'. The second is why Christians should fear death at all, if the good of Heaven is really what they believe is beyond it. The third is the question what difference it makes to your philosophical view of death if you are a believer.

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