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date: 19 March 2019

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This chapter explores the changing views about death and immortality. In particular, it examines how notions about the immortality of the soul and Christian teaching on resurrection have been displaced by modern theological and philosophical thought which, in turn, also weakens the complex bonds linking philosophical and Christian views of death. The chapter considers the emergence of new paradigms that rejected ideas of the immortality of the soul and focused on the fusion of the individual with cosmic life. It also discusses treatments of death by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, and modern philosophy's most influential contributions to the subject of death, namely Heidegger's .

Keywords: Christian theology, immortality, soul, resurrection, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Heidegger

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