Immortal: How the Fear of Death Drives Us and What We Can Do About It
Talbot School of Theology
Is There Life After Death? For many, death is terrifying. We try to live as long as possible while hoping that science will soon find a way to allow us to live, if not forever, then at least a very long time. Whether we deny our mortality though literal or symbolic immortality or try to turn death into something benign, our attempts fail us. But what if the real solution is not in denying death’s reality, but in acknowledging it while enjoying a hope for a wonderful forever? Clay Jones, a professor of Christian apologetics, explores the ways people face death and how these “immortality projects” are unsuccessful, even destructive. Along the way, he points to the hope of the only true immortality available to all—the truth that God already offers a path to our hearts’ deepest longing: glorious resurrection to eternal life.
Death; Immortality; Future life
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Jones, Clay (2020). Immortal: How the Fear of Death Drives Us and What We Can Do About It. Eugene: Harvest House.