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Immortality or resurrection? : a biblical study on human nature and destiny

Author: Samuele Bacchiocchi
Publisher: Berrien Springs, Mich. : Biblical Perspectives, ©1997.
Series: Biblical perspectives, v. 13
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuele Bacchiocchi
OCLC Number: 38849060
Description: 304 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The debate over human nature and destiny --
A. Two basic views of human nature and destiny --
Classical dualism --
Biblical wholism --
The body-soul debate --
Dualism under attack --
Dualists are concerned --
Tactics of harassment --
B. Implications of dualism --
Doctrinal implications --
Immortality of the soul weakens Second Advent --
Misconceptions of the world to come --
Practical implications --
Rise of modern secularism --
Dualism in liturgy --
C. Implications of biblical wholism --
Positive view of physical and spiritual --
Concerned for the whole person --
Cosmic redemption --
Biblical realism --
D. Conclusion --
2. The Old Testament view of human nature --
A. Human nature of creation --
Creation, Fall, and redemption --
In the image of God --
Image as capacity to reflect God --
Genesis 2:7: "A living soul" --
The meaning of "living soul" --
Animals as "living souls" --
Soul and blood --
The breath of life --
B. Human nature as soul --
The soul as needy person --
The soul as seat of emotions --
The soul as the seat of personality --
The soul and death --
The departure of the soul --
The return of the soul --
C. Human nature as body and flesh --
Body created by God --
Physical body is not evil --
The flesh as the substance of the body --
The flesh as the whole person --
D. Human nature as heart --
The heart as the seat of emotions --
The inner parts as the seat of emotions --
The heart communicates with God --
E. Human nature as Spirit --
The meaning of "Spirit-Ruach" --
The Spirit as life principle --
The Spirit as God's Word --
The Spirit as moral renewal --
The Spirit as God's enabling power --
The Spirit as the disposition of an individual --
The departure of the spirit at death --
F. Conclusion 3. The New Testament view of human nature --
A. Human nature as soul --
Soul as person --
Soul as life --
Saving the soul by losing it --
The soul and the flesh --
God has power to destroy the soul --
The death of the soul is eternal death --
The soul of a dead body --
Paul and the soul --
No natural immortality --
Soul as the mortal aspect of human nature --
"Spirit, soul, and body" --
The soul as the place of feeling and reasoning --
B. Human nature as spirit --
God's Spirit and the human spirit --
Spirit's activity in humanity --
Human spirit capable of receiving God's Spirit --
The Spirit as spiritual rebirth --
The Spirit as new creation --
The flesh and the Spirit --
The flesh as sinful human nature --
C. Human nature as body --
Christ and the human body --
Christian faith is "materialistic" --
The body as the whole person --
The body as an instrument of sin --
D. Human nature as heart --
The heart is the seat of emotions --
The heart is the seat of intellectual activity --
The heart is the seat of religious experience --
E. Scholarly support for wholistic view --
4. The biblical view of death --
A. A historical glimpse of the belief in the survival of the soul --
"You will not die" --
Reformers' rejection of purgatory --
Spiritualism and the revival of interest in the soul --
Near-death experiences --
Studies of near-death experiences --
New Age Movement --
The channeling craze --
Death as transition to higher existence --
B. The nature of death --
The death of Socrates and of Christ --
Sin and death --
Death as the separation of the soul from the body --
Death as the cessation of life --
Old Testament descriptions of death --
New Testament references to death --
Death as sleep in the Old Testament --
Death as sleep in the New Testament --
Lazarus had no afterlife experience --
Paul and the sleeping saints --
The significance of the "sleep" metaphor --
C. Conclusion 5. The state of the dead --
A. The state of the dead in the Old Testament --
Translations and interpretations of sheol --
Etymology and location of sheol --
Sheol and the realm of the dead --
The condition of the dead in sheol --
The taunting ode on the king of Babylon --
Parabolic dirge over pharaoh of Egypt --
Rephaim and the dead --
The medium of Endor --
B. The state of the dead in the New Testament --
The meaning and nature of hades --
Jesus and hades --
The rich man and Lazarus --
The problems of a literal interpretation --
Current Jewish concepts --
Jesus' use of current beliefs --
Jesus and the thief on the cross --
What is Paradise? --
"To depart and be with Christ' --
"At home with the Lord" --
Resurrection body at the Parousia --
Heavenly and earthly modes of existence --
The soul under the altar --
C. Conclusion --
6. Hell: Eternal torment or annihilation? --
A. The traditional view of hell --
Graphic views of hell --
B. The witness of the Old Testament --
Isaiah 66:24: The fate of the wicked --
Daniel 12:2: "Everlasting contempt" --
C. The witness of the Intertestamental literature --
Eternal torment --
Total annihilation --
Josephus and the Dead Sea Scrolls --
D. The witness of Jesus --
Did Jesus teach eternal torment? --
What is hell --
Gehenna? --
Jesus and hell's fire --
"Eternal fire" --
Eternal as permanent destruction --
The meaning of "eternal" --
"Weeping and gnashing of teeth" --
E. The witness of Paul --
The day of wrath --
F. The witness of Revelation --
The vision of God's wrath --
Four elements of the judgment --
"No rest, day or night" --
The lake of fire --
"The second death" --
G. The metaphorical view of hell --
Figurative imagery --
Evaluation of the metaphorical view --
H. The universalist view of hell --
Theological and philosophical arguments --
Purgatoiral process --
An appealing but unbiblical view --
I. The annihilation view of hell --
"Sectarian belief" --
Tactics of harassment --
Death as the punishment of sin --
Jesus death and the punishment of sinners --
J. The language of destruction in the Bible --
The language of destruction in the Old Testament --
The destruction of the Day of the Lord --
Jesus and the language of destruction --
Paul and the language of destruction --
Peter and the language of destruction --
K. The moral implications of eternal torment --
Does God have two faces? --
Hell and the Inquisition --
Attempts to make hell more tolerable --
L. The judicial implications of eternal torment --
Contrary to the biblical vision of justice --
Contrary to human sense of justice --
Gradation of the punishment --
M. The cosmological implications of eternal torment --
Eternal cosmic dualism --
N. Conclusion 7. The consummation of redemption --
A. The Second Advent --
Dualism and the neglect of the advent hope --
Meeting Christ at death --
Immortality or resurrection? --
B. The manner of Christ's coming --
Christ's coming will be personal --
Christ's coming will be visible --
Christ's coming will be unexpected --
Christ's coming will be glorious and triumphant --
C. The purpose of Christ's coming --
Completion of redemption --
Gathering of the redeemed --
D. The resurrection --
The resurrection of believers --
The resurrection of unbelievers --
Two distinct resurrections --
E. The resurrection of the body --
Objections to the resurrection of the body --
"Scientific" materialism --
The fact of the resurrection --
F. Characteristics of the resurrection body --
Four contrasts --
A "spiritual" resurrected body --
Spirit led --
Physical body is not evil --
"Like the angels' --
Permanence of relationships --
G. The meaning of the resurrection of the body --
Body means person --
The identity of the resurrected persons --
Some practical implications --
H. The final judgment --
The necessity of the final judgment --
The scope of the final judgment --
Everything will be judged --
I. The standard of the final judgment --
Revelation received --
Response to Christ --
Judgment according to works? --
Judgment about faith --
Confusion between method and standard --
J. The Seventh-Day Adventist view of the final judgment --
Evaluative and executive phases --
A glimpse at the pre-advent phase of the final judgment --
A glimpse at the post-advent phase of the final judgment --
The scope of the post-advent judgment --
Comparison between pre- and post-advent judgments --
K. The world to come --
New Earth fulfills Old Testament promises --
Annihilation or renewal of present earth? --
The biblical view of the new earth --
biblical realism --
Urban life sanctioned by God --
L. A preview of life in the new earth --
The presence of God --
Fellowship with all believers --
Absence of evil --
Absence of fear --
Absence of pollution --
Activity and creativity --
Continuity with present culture --
Regular worship --
Richer worship --
M. Conclusion.
Series Title: Biblical perspectives, v. 13
Responsibility: Samuele Bacchiocchi ; foreword by Clark Pinnock.

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