The Afterlife: Is There a Heaven? Is There a Hell?

Fr. Dale Launderville, OSB, Ph.D.

Will we see again our loved ones who have passed away? Is there a place after death where we as individuals will survive and connect once again with the people and relationships that shape our lives in the here-and-now? Stories of those with near-death experiences have captured the attention of many in our time. How do these experiences align with accounts in the Bible on life-after-death? How does belief in the afterlife influence the way we live in the here-and-now?


Fr. Dale Launderville

Fr. Dale Launderville, OSB, serves as dean of Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary. He received his Master of Divinity from Saint John's in 1979 and a doctorate from The Catholic University of America in 1987. His latest book, published by Liturgical Press in 2010, is Celibacy in the Ancient World. He is currently writing a two-volume commentary on the book of Ezekiel to be published by Eerdamns.




Date & Location 

Friday, February 5 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Bellasera Hotel, 221 Ninth Street South, Naples, Florida 34102

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