Modern Believing

Envisaging Afterlife in Light of the Doctrine of DiviniSation and the Co-Presence of the Divine in and through All Things

Modern Believing (2018), 59, (4), 339–352.


This article considers the implications of divinisation and divine co-presence for a Christian vision of afterlife. If the human dead can be incorporated by grace into the Godhead, and if God is co-present in and through all things, then the divinised dead may be sacramentally present in and through creation. This suggests a model of afterlife as a new form of engagement with the world rather than an escape from it.

Access Token
If you have private access to this content, please log in with your username and password here


Author details

McGill, Alan