by Alan McGill
from Modern Believing Vol 59:4 - Oct 2018

Abstract:

This article considers the implications of divinization and divine co-presence for a Christian vision of afterlife. If the human dead can be incorporated by grace into the Godhead, and if God is co-present in and through all things, then the divinized dead may be sacramentally present in and through creation. This suggests a model of afterlife as a new form of engagement with the world rather than an escape from it.

Keywords:

AFTERLIFE

CO-PRESENCE

CREATION

DEATH

DIVINITY

DIVINIZATION

HEAVEN

KINGDOM OF GOD

PHYSICALITY

SACRAMENTAL UNIVERSE

THEOSIS

TRINITY


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