Symbols of Judgment

A theological essay, minimum six (6) pages, on death adn the four last things, based upon the readings of Paul Tillich, Ladislaus Boros, Joseph T. Kelley, and Dermot Lane. Select a theological question such as the meaning of death or the symbols of judgement, hell, heaven, or purgatory. Tillich’s interpretation of symbols and myths is essential here.

***Here are where the sources must be from:
The 4 sources should be from:
1)Ladislaus Boros. “The Mystery of Death. The Human Person in the Final Encounter” translated by Gregory Bainbridge. New York: Herder and Herder, 1965.

2) Dermot Lane. “Keeping Hope Alive: Stirring in Christian Theology.” New York: Paulist Press, 1996. Reprint: Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2005.
_.”A Theology of Paschal Mystery,” in Christ at the Centre (New York: Paulist, 1991):103-129.

3) Joseph T. Kelley. “101 Questions on the Four Last Things.” New York: Paulist Press, 2006.

4) Paul Tillich. “Symbols of Faith.” In Dynamics of Faith, 41-54. New York: Harper and Row, 1957. Reprinted in Main Works, vol.5, Writing on Religion, edited by Robert Scharlemann, 250-256. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1988.


Death is one not only t the most feared thing but it is also very stressing especially when it happened to our relative and those who we hold dear to. However, there is more meaning and attachment to the death than most of use think.  In looking at death, we should have a more deep understanding and insight about life. Therefore understanding the basic understanding between death and the principle of dual existence gives us a deeper meaning about the last minute decision before death.  In this paper we are going to review the thought of four philosophers who had made their contribution their experience in understanding of the last minute decision on death.