Eternity - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 13 pages of information about Eternity.
This section contains 3,793 words
(approx. 13 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Eternity Encyclopedia Article

Eternity

ETERNITY is the condition or attribute of divine life by which it relates with equal immediacy and potency to all times. The notion emerges at the point of contact of three distinct religious concerns. The oldest of these is the question of the state of life after death, especially in light of the continuing presence of the dead among the living as acknowledged in the various forms of the cult of the dead. A later-developing speculative concern is the question about divine creation, especially when creative power is seen as the production in a divine mind of a world of ideas, a logos or paradigm made present in this world as in an image. Finally, there is the concern with contemplative or mystical experience, especially when regarded as a way of partaking of the divine life within the conditions of present existence. Reflection on these themes converges upon...

(read more)

This section contains 3,793 words
(approx. 13 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Eternity Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Macmillan
Eternity from Macmillan. Copyright © 2001-2006 by Macmillan Reference USA, an imprint of the Gale Group. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook