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It’s About Eternal Life After All
Revisiting Catholic Beliefs

Edward Jeremy Miller

This book is for Catholic laity wishing a deeper grasp of their beliefs. It revisits and opens up traditional teachings, removing cluttering features and proposing what seems essential and simpler. The reality of Eternal Life is not something met only in heaven but is experienced in our lives now. Another principle running throughout is that the eternity one experiences in resurrection shares in God’s unchanging nature, a fullness of life where before and after lack meaning. Some of the revisited beliefs include: How does the Bible work? How is prayerfulness maintained? Is there a Purgatory involving suffering? And what happens when I die or when the world ends?

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Dr. Miller’s book is the fruit of a lifelong encounter with God. He considers a number of aspects… including among others original sin, God’s creation of the human person and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the sacraments as part of eternal life, eternity not as an endless unfolding of moments but a single simultaneous moment, what God is like. In addition he offers insights on how the Bible works and suggestions for developing a prayer life.
His approach is conversational and reflective. He suggests that his readers join him and his wife on the deck of their Philadelphia suburban home for some wine and conversation as these ideas are best explored in a degree of intimacy with family, friends, and God. They will be glad they accepted the Millers’ invitation.

John D. Groppe
Professor Emeritus of English, St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Ind.
author of The Raid of the Grackles and Other Poems (2016)

Ed Miller has drawn upon a long and rich experience as a professor, thinker, and author to create a thoughtful understanding of key Catholic dimensions of how the life of a believer now and forever changes by remaining rooted in God. This fresh articulation of the ancient tradition carefully separates the wheat from the chaff, opening the way for a rich and thoughtful presentation of Catholicism. Aimed ata lay readership, it is as accessible as it is enlightening.

James L. Heft, S.M.
Alton Professor of Religion
University of Southern California

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ISBN:978-1-943901-98-2
LCCN:2021908918
Format:6.14 x 9.21” B&W, soft cover
Size:296 pages
Publication:May 13, 2021
Price:$ 22.00 USD

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John Henry Newman distinguished between notional apprehension and real apprehension, between dry, abstract thinking and vivid, concrete experiencing. In his thoughtful new book, Newman scholar E. J. Miller employs this distinction, along with other Newmanian devices, to help Catholic laity both think through their faith with greater precision and aspire to transform it through real, prayerful experiencing of God, who is the present, though invisible, reality of Eternal life within us all.

Walter E. Conn
Professor Emeritus of Ethics
Villanova University

A refreshingly different approach. Being a Christian is for Miller, as it was for his mentor saint John Henry Newman, not just a matter of believing but of openness and receptivity in the indwelling presence of God. He argues his case with wisdom and scholarship, but also with great modesty, and with clarity and simplicity of expression.

Keith Beaumont
Honorary President, Association francophone des Amis de Newman
author of Dieu Interieur: La théologie spirituelle de J. H. Newman

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