Kematian dan Kehidupan Abadi: Sebuah Eksplorasi Dalam Perspektif Gereja Katolik

Yosep Pranadi

Abstract


Death is a boundary situation that all human beings face at the end of their life. Even when Church’s teaching on afterlife has been widely accepted by the faithful, most Christians still find it hard to accept death as part of their life. Some of the faithful tend to avoid or to question the situation and the people accompanying them because of their unreadiness in facing death. Christians are invited to accept and to recognise death as an inevitable fact, but also as a reality that brings hope for resurrection and everlasting life. This article attempts to explore some biblical, philosophical, and theological perspectives that can underline interrelatedness among death, resurrection, and the everlasting life. Christian reflections of death can be illuminating when seen as perfection and fulfilment of humanity, as a transformation process of human’s life, and as the faithful’s journey towards God the Father.

Keywords


death; eternal life; new future; wholly different; borderline situation; Christian dignity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26593/mel.v34i3.3459.248-271

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