What is heaven? Illustration of Dante’s Paradiso. Giovanni di Paolo Joanne M. Pierce, College of the Holy Cross When a family member or a friend passes away, we often find ourselves reflecting on the question “where are they now?” As mortal beings, it is a question of ultimate significance to…View More What is heaven?
Friday essay: what might heaven be like? Surrounded by Angels, by Carl Schweninger der Jungere, 1912. Wikimedia Commons Philip Almond, The University of Queensland What will Heaven be like? Perhaps not surprisingly, competing images abound. Until around the end of the 17th century, Heaven was primarily about the Beatific Vision.…View More Friday essay: what might heaven be like?
‘Contact’ and Carl Sagan’s faith Jodie Foster in Contact. Google Images Christopher Douglas, University of Victoria It’s the 20th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis’s 1997 science fiction film Contact, and we’re in the middle of remembering its story of aliens purposefully communicating with our planet. The film, like the 1985 novel…View More ‘Contact’ and Carl Sagan’s faith
Arguments why God (very probably) exists Does God exist? Michael Peligro, CC BY-ND Robert H. Nelson, University of Maryland Note from Editor of The Conversation US: This is a revised version of the original piece. We have done so to make explicit the author’s expertise with regard to the subject…View More Arguments why God (very probably) exists