To the House Without Exit​ | Part 1: The Origins of the Afterlife

Event Type Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture, Educational Lectures, Free Programs
Date calendar  Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time clock  6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Location Virtual Lecture

To the House Without Exit

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Justin Sledge 

Explore the simultaneously fascinating and arcane dimensions of the afterlife! 

It’s thought that there is no more fundamentally religious idea than the afterlife. While ubiquitous in the western world, this concept is both historically and philosophically complicated: How old is this notion? 

Both lectures stand alone, so attending each is not mandatory for understanding this intriguing religious subject. Additionally, both parts will be available for viewing at a later date on 

Part One of Two | The Origins of the Afterlife

Dr. Sledge introduces major historical moments and philosophical afterlife beliefs, exploring the early origins of the concept among the ancient Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Canaanites/Israelites, Greeks, and Persians. Do all cultures develop similar afterlives? Did a now-obscure Persian religion fundamentally alter the afterlife ideas in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam?

The Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture has been established to address the topics of art, religion, and history, and is funded annually by The Sheppy Dog Fund, Dr. Alan Klein, Advisor.

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