What Lasts

Deep Rhythm and the Riddle of Eternal Life
John S. Dunne
University of Notre Dame Press, $25, 160 pp.

Edward Schillebeeckx, the renowned Dominican theologian, once asked, “What is a human life of at most between seventy and ninety years to the eternal God?” Although our life is but a moment or a sigh in God’s perspective, our life story of fifty or even a hundred years becomes complete and whole in and through our death. Then we can face God at last knowing who we are—or with the hope of at last coming to know who we are. Yet death, the end of every earthly life, is a...

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Bernard P. Prusak teaches theology at Villanova University.