Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life

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Death and Eternal Life
Book cover
Author Joseph Ratzinger
Original title Eschatologie, Tod und ewiges Leben
Language English
Genre Religion
Publisher Catholic University of America Press
Publication date
Pages 326
ISBN 978-0-8132-0633-2
OCLC 17295723
LC Class BT821.2 .R3713 1988
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Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life (German: Eschatologie, Tod und ewiges Leben) is a 1988 book written by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI). The book is the study of the "eschaton", the times of the end, or "last things", such as the parousia, heaven, and hell. Among the issues addressed in it is the concept of purgatory, which he argues may be existential—not temporal—in duration.[1]


  1. ^ Sippo, Arthur C. (December 2008). "Death & Eternal Life According to Ratzinger". New Oxford Review. Retrieved November 20, 2012.