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Jesus and the Demise of Death

Jesus and the Demise of Death

Resurrection, Afterlife, and the Fate of the Christian

by Matthew Levering

What happens after death to Jesus and to those who follow him?

"Levering brings the best of current biblical scholarship into a creative interface with theological reflection, allowing the core tenets of classical Christian eschatology to make a surprising comeback."

—Reinhard Huetter, Professor of Christian Theology, Duke Divinity School

About the Book

About the Book

 

What happens after we die? Theologian Matthew Levering proposes a radical reconstruction of Christian eschatological theology in his new book.

Why the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Matters: An Interview with Matthew Levering

Why the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Matters: An Interview with Matthew Levering

 

Renowned Catholic theologian explores why what happens to Jesus after his death matters to Christians today.

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

 

What Notre Dame Theology Professor Cyril O'Regan and other scholars are saying about Jesus and the Demise of Death.

Read An Excerpt

Read An Excerpt

By Matthew Levering

"I seek to contribute to the "robust recovery of apocalyptic teaching and preaching" by setting forth a theology of resurrection and eternal life (Christ's and ours)." Read the rest of the Introduction from the new book by Matthew Levering.

Other Books by Levering

Other Books by Levering

 

Visit the Book Club on Levering's last book, The Betrayal of Charity: The Sins That Sabotage Divine Love

Jesus' Death and Our Fate, Part One: A Passage for Our Sake

Jesus' Death and Our Fate, Part One: A Passage for Our Sake

By Matthew Levering with Jason Heron

How does what actually happens to Jesus after he dies relate to our fate as Christians?

Jesus' Death and Our Fate, Part Two: Journey Toward God

Jesus' Death and Our Fate, Part Two: Journey Toward God

By Matthew Levering with Jason Heron

Considering life after death seriously is perhaps one of the best ways to learn to live life with others before death.

Book Club Roundtable

The Splendor of Eschatology

The Splendor of Eschatology

By Brant Pitre

This book is a fascinating entrée into what Scripture, tradition, and contemporary exegetical, theological, and philosophical discussions have to say about the mystery of the grave and what lies beyond it.

The Spiritual Soul and the Role of Philosophy in Eschatology

The Spiritual Soul and the Role of Philosophy in Eschatology

By R. Jared Staudt

Matthew Levering’s Jesus and the Demise of Death provides yet another compelling case for the ability of Thomas Aquinas to serve as a guide in the renewal of theology today.

Considering Life Beyond Death

Considering Life Beyond Death

By James McGrath

In addition to providing a good opportunity for interaction between the exegetical and theological realms, Levering’s book also provides good opportunity for interaction across the Catholic-Protestant divide.

Holy Saturday, Second Chances and Purgatory

Holy Saturday, Second Chances and Purgatory

By Brett Salkeld

Christ’s descent to the lowest reaches of human existence is revelatory. It tells us who we really are.

Hope in Something Better

Hope in Something Better

By Jana Bennett

Readers interested in moral theology questions will find Matthew Levering’s clear, well-thought-out book of immense importance.

Face to Face during Holy Week

Face to Face during Holy Week

By David Cloutier

Holy Week is an appropriate time to turn our minds and hearts to the contemplation of the end of all things – to eschatology – as Levering’s subtle new book helps us do.

A Timely Read

A Timely Read

By Elizabeth Scalia 

Having read Levering’s The Betrayal of Charity; the Sins that Sabotague Divine Love I can tell you he’s a very accessible and readable chap, and a very thoughtful theologian.

Join the Roundtable Discussion!

Join the Roundtable Discussion!

 

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