Hemel en hel/Heaven and hell

Any conversation on 'heaven and hell' is nothing else but a conversation about 'life after death'. To understand the concept of heaven, earth and hell as described in the biblical context and surrounding cultures, it is important to understand their concept of the cosmos and crea...

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Published in: Hervormde teologiese studies Vol. 71; no. 3; p. 1
Main Author: Ananda Geyser-Fouche
Format: Journal Article
Language: Afrikaans
Published: Pretoria AOSIS (Pty) Ltd 07-01-2015
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Summary: Any conversation on 'heaven and hell' is nothing else but a conversation about 'life after death'. To understand the concept of heaven, earth and hell as described in the biblical context and surrounding cultures, it is important to understand their concept of the cosmos and creation. Different perspectives of the universe lead to different ideas about life after death. Apocalyptic thoughts brought new perspectives to the understanding of life after death. All these different views can only be understood within the context in which they developed. Due to scientific results, the perception of the cosmos changed, urging us today to interpret ancient models metaphorically.
ISSN: 0259-9422
2072-8050