“Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” – John 12:24
“The last enemy to be destroyed is death...Death is swallowed up in victory.” – 1 Corinthians 15:26, 54
"The greater the sin, the greater the mercy, the deeper the death and the brighter the rebirth.” - C. S. Lewis
"This story...has the very taste of primary truth." - J. R. R. Tolkien

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Death and Resurrection: The Center of Christianity

"The Problem of Death": thinking of resurrection to eternal life and victory over death through the cross of Christ as a possible answer to philosophy's quest to understand human death:

Thoughts on the theme of death and resurrection as it relates to the redemption of creation, Jesus' teaching, the Christian life, and suffering - all in relation to Christ's death and resurrection:
Thinking of death and resurrection as "the Great Story" written on our hearts, reflected in pagan myths, and given reality in the "true myth" of Christ's incarnation, death, and resurrection:
Reflections on the pattern of death and rebirth in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, Till We Have Faces, and especially Perelandra:

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