Dr. Martin Marty Engages with the Question: Would Human Beings Be Religious if They Were Never Going to Die?Browse Entire Collection
AbstractWould human beings be religious if they were never going to die? Dr. Martin Marty discusses his belief that not much in life’s entirety would have meaning without death. Without death, humans are unable to value anything for its worth. Religion is therefore used as a way in which humans value certain life stages and experiences. Without death, all of this would be meaningless.
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Citation InformationMartin Marty and Alfred Benney. "Dr. Martin Marty Engages with the Question: Would Human Beings Be Religious if They Were Never Going to Die?" (2000)
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