Is There Life after Death?

Is There Life after Death?

Is There Life after Death?

Is There Life after Death?

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The annual Père Marquette Lecture in Theology commemorates the missions and explorations of Père Jacques Marquette, S.J. (1637-75). The 1998 lecture is the twenty-ninth in the series begun in 1969 under the auspices of the Marquette University Department of Theology.

The Joseph A. Auchter Family Endowment Fund has endowed the lecture series. Joseph Auchter (1894- 1986), a native of Milwaukee, was a banking and paper industry executive and a long-time supporter of education. The fund was established by his children as a memorial to him.

JÜRGEN MOLTMANN

Born into a cultured and well-established family in Hamburg in 1926, Jürgen Moltmann came of age in a world marked by the rise to power of fascism in Germany and Europe's descent into the chaos of World War II. He served in an anti-aircraft unit during the bombing of Hamburg in 1943, and was then drafted into the Wehrmacht in the following year, only to be captured by allied forces soon thereafter. From 1945 to 1948 he was incarcerated in prisoner-of-war camps on the continent and in England. It was in those camps that he came to Christian faith, as he struggled for hope in what seemed to him the hopelessness of the war's aftermath. It was there also that he was introduced to Christian theology, receiving his first instruction in the discipline from British theologians. Upon his . . .

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