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Christian Beliefs: Afterlife

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published: 2/5/05
updated: 6/25/13

Christian Books on the Afterlife



Christian beliefs about the afterlife vary, but the vast majority of Christians believe in heaven, where believers enjoy the presence of God and fellow believers forever. A slightly lesser majority of Christians believe in the existence of hell, where unbelievers or sinners are punished. Views differ as to whether hell is eternal and whether its punishment is spiritual or physical, and some Christians reject the notion altogether. Catholic and Orthodox Christians also believe in purgatory, a temporary place of punishment for Christians who have died with unconfessed sins.

The books in this section explore general Christian views of death, dying and the afterlife. See also the Death and Dying, Heaven, Hell and Purgatory aisles.