The Catholic Church practice of granting indulgences, criticized by Martin Luther in the 16th century, still exists, as part of the doctrine – but in a different form.
For all its fart jokes and sight gags, ‘The Good Place’ belongs to a venerable philosophical and theological tradition.
Different cultural groups respond with numerous, often conflicting, answers to questions about life after death. An expert explains the Christian idea of heaven.
For medieval cultures, the dying process and death itself was a ‘transition,’ not a rupture.