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The fear of death

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

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
Keywords: death; fear; resurrection; near-death experience
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Philosophy
Item ID: 24593
Depositing User: Timothy Chappell
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 20:01
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 04:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/24593
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