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Single Idea 1470

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 1. Religious Commitment / c. Religious Verification]

Full Idea

Religion is capable of 'eschatological verification', by reaching evidence at the end of life, even though falsification of its claims is never found in this life; a prediction of coming to a Celestial City must await the end of the journey.

Gist of Idea

Belief in an afterlife may be unverifiable in this life, but it will be verifiable after death


report of John Hick (Theology and Verification [1960], III) by PG - Db (ideas)

Book Reference

'The Existence of God', ed/tr. Hick,John [Macmillan 1964], p.260