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Eternal Life
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I. Religious Studies – II. History of Religions – III. Old Testament – IV. New Testament – V. Philosophy of Religion – VI. Dogmatics – VII. Judaism

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Concepts of the hereafter do not, of themselves, necessarily contain statements concerning eternal life. On the contrary, concepts of the hereafter develop with dynamics of their own and thus variability. Eternal life and souls freed after d…

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Braun, Hans-Jürgen, Janowski, Bernd, Vouga, François, van den Brom, Luco J., Necker, Gerold and Amir, Yehoyada, “Eternal Life”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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