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The Chances of Surviving Death

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$65.00 • €48.00

ISBN 9780674428607

Publication: January 1934

Available 10/01/2013

98 pages


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In the longest and most closely argued of recent Ingersoll lectures, William Montague reaches this conclusion: “The third and highest prospect for eternity is that personal life, at least, not only goes on growing but wins to some strange mystic union with that greater Life in which it has its little being. Precious and indispensable for value as personality appears, there is about it something tragically wanting; and as in every finite thing, but more acutely, a sort of wound that cries for healing. If that vaguely longed-for supplement to our being could come, and come without the annihilation of such being as we already have, then would eternity hold out to us the prospect of something unimaginably more than mere survival.” Readers who follow him to these final words will experience unusual intellectual stimulation.