“If the curse of death which separates man from God is abolished in the death of God, natural death remains, which existentialist interpretation makes it possible to accept: the resurrection hope means ‘God is my beyond’.” – Jürgen Moltmann, The Crucified God
Böcklin, Arnold. The Deposition. Tempera on panel. 1876.
“The gods may love a man, but they can’t help him when cold death comes to lay him on his bier.” — Homer, The Odyssey
“In Greek mythology, for example, the Homeric gods cannot be conceived of apart from the world – they are ‘principalities and powers’ of the world (e.g., Poseidon is the power of the sea). If you take away the world, you take away the gods. In monotheistic thought, however, given creation out of nothing, when you take away the world, you still have God.” — Richard J. Plantinga, Thomas R. Thompson, and Matthew D. Lundberg, An Introduction to Christian Theology
Böcklin, Arnold. Odysseus and Polyphemus. 1896. Oil and tempera on panel.