Night Comes: Death, Imagination, and the Last Things

  • Title: Night Comes: Death, Imagination, and the Last Things
  • Author: Dale C. Allison
  • ISBN: 9780802871183
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback
  • Night Comes Death Imagination and the Last Things When he was years old Dale Allison almost died in a car accident That terrifying experience dramatically changed his ideas about death and the hereafter In Night Comes Allison wrestles with a numb
    When he was 23 years old, Dale Allison almost died in a car accident That terrifying experience dramatically changed his ideas about death and the hereafter In Night Comes Allison wrestles with a number of difficult questions concerning the last things such questions as What happens to us after we die and Why does death so often frighten us Armed with hisWhen he was 23 years old, Dale Allison almost died in a car accident That terrifying experience dramatically changed his ideas about death and the hereafter In Night Comes Allison wrestles with a number of difficult questions concerning the last things such questions as What happens to us after we die and Why does death so often frighten us Armed with his acknowledged scholarly expertise, Allison offers an engaging, personal exploration of such themes as death and fear, resurrection and judgment, hell and heaven, in light of science, Scripture, and his own experience As he ponders and creatively imagines engaging throughout with biblical texts, church fathers, rabbinic scholars, poets, and philosophers Allison offers fascinating fare that will captivate many a reader s heart and soul.

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    1. I agree with a friend: "I am at a loss as to any real usefulness for this book. The methodology is deficient, the history selective, the suggestions at times bizarre, the tone noncommittal, the arguments occasionally contradictory, the Bible eviscerated of authority, and the gospel confused."

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    2. This was excellent. I am tired of those who appeal to theological imagination and fail to show any - but I have no such complaints here. (I mean "imagination" is in the title, so. Like really, his take on divine partiality? Superb. And universalism? Totally intriguing. Oh and you should definitely read what he did with Peter.) "Death is like life: it's not one thing but many." (p. 6)"en the cosmos is finally apathetic, and death can separate us from the love of God; and if that's so, then love d [...]

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    3. While many preachers resist delving into matters of eschatology, at least more progressive/liberal preachers, these matters remain of great interest to the broader populace, including many in our churches. Dale Allison is a New Testament professor at Princeton who has had a career-long interest in eschatology, and in "Night Comes" he explores such matters with wisdom that is rooted both in personal experience and deep scholarship. You might say that the book centers on death and how we deal with [...]

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    4. Reflections on death and the afterlifeFor Allison, experience, scripture, and hope are equally authoritative. Heaven is a paradisiacal landscape, hell is hopefully temporary- i will stick with Scripture

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