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Examine and Comment of Christian and Hindu Beliefs about Life After Death

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AS and A Level Hinduism

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Examine and comment on Christian and Hindu beliefs about life after death.

Death is the most fateful experience of each individual's life. Whether it is the end of one's life, or the beginning of a new life, no one knows. Death for the Hindu is merely transition, simultaneously an end to a new beginning. Death for the Christian is destined and is a time of judgement that is made from their former performances in life. These are very different views from two major world religions that both question the different events that may take place after one's death.

The Christian faith believes that the body is resurrected at death and the soul of an individual is immortal and continues after death. The doctrines of the church teach Christians that after one dies, they will rise before God and be judged. They believe that Christians who have been faithful throughout their life by worshipping Christ and helping other who are less fortunate. A quotation from Matthew 25: 31-46, 'One day we shall be called to account for the way we have used our gifts, our opportunities and our energies. Above all, we shall be required for the way

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