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Psychic Immortality in The Eastern Church Fathers

by Nathan A. Jacobs

Is the soul immortal?

This paper looks at how the Eastern Church fathers answer this question. The answer depends on what one means by the words mortal and immortal. For the term thanatos, thnitos, and fthora have several meanings.

Some of the Eastern fathers negate when speaking about the soul, while others do not. The result is that the soul is immortal in certain senses, but not in others.

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