"CU MOARTEA PE MOARTE CĂLCÂND": "CEASUL MORŢII" DIN PERSPECTIVĂ TEOLOGICĂ ŞI MEDICALĂ
"TRAMPLING DOWN THE DEATH BY DEATH": "THE HOUR OF DEATH" FROM A THEOLOGICAL AND A MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE

Author(s): Daniel Lemeni
Subject(s): Religion and science
Published by: Editura Universităţii de Vest din Timişoara
Keywords: death; spirituality; ressurection body; Near Death Experience

Summary/Abstract: In this paper we explore the issue of death from medical and theological perspective. In the first section, we highlight the conclusions led by Dr. Sam Parnia, which are supported by scientifically proven facts. Dr. Parnia believes many more people may have experiences when they are close to death but drugs or sedatives used in the process of resuscitation may stop them remembering. In the second section we point out that the death is a separation that is no separation. We see death as unnatural, abnormal, as contrary to the original plan of the Creator, and so we recoil from it with grief and despair. But we see it also as part of the divine will, as a blessing, not a punishment. It is an escape from the impasse, a means of grace, the doorway to our recreation.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 22
  • Page Range: 64-73
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian