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The Human Longing for Immortality
September 14, 2017
Nearly all religions address what happens after we die. This is our hour on (im)mortality, resurrection, the Rapture, and the human desire to live forever.
A Lesson In Rapture Theology September 08, 2017
A growing number of Christians look forward to the Rapture: the day when, according to First Thessalonians, believers will be launched into the clouds “to meet their God in the air.”  And some think that day is coming soon. Rev. Mark Schaefer explains the relatively young history of Rapture theology. From 2010. 

Rev. Mark Schaefer, United Methodist Chaplain and Professor of Philosophy and Religion at American University
Tim LaHaye, Painter of the Apocalypse September 08, 2017
True believers instantly ascend to heaven. Their now driver-less cars cause massive crashes. And in a desperate attempt to avoid being left behind, millions of people accept Jesus Christ. These images of the Rapture come to us from Tim LaHaye, co-author of Left Behind. This best-selling series imagines an Apocalyptic Evangelical view of the end of the world. From 2010. 

Tim LaHaye, Evangelical minister and co-author of the Left Behind series. He passed away in 2016. 

The Universal Quest to Live Forever September 15, 2017
Throughout the centuries and across different cultures, humans have longed to find the key to immortality. Philosopher Stephen Cave calls this urge a "universal obsession" and the driving force behind humanity's greatest monuments, scientific advancements, and world religions. From 2012. 

Pictured: "Mortality and Immortality" by Williams Michael Harnett, 1876.

Stephen CavePhilosopher and author of Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How it Drives Civilization