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Human Being Throughout An Aeon

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The notions of prolongation of time and causality raise certain questions about the mobility of the conscious and responsible denizens of this wider world within a prolonged time and the existential laws establish therein. Inquiry in those questions will provide substantial conclusions about how the character of history is understood and how motion within history is pregnant with a certain meaning, which this chapter explores. Any transition from one existential condition to another is impossible unless at the end of a cosmic period. This idea invites certain questions concerning the existential status of a human being throughout an aeon. A human soul does not enter another body during the same aeon—which invites this question: what happens to the soul during the period of an aeon? Origen's theory is that, after death, the soul makes use of a body, which has the same ‘form’ as the one during the lifetime.

Keywords: aeon; cosmic period; human being; human soul; lifetime; mobility; Origen



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