‘Who wants to live forever?’ With this immortal lyric from the 1980’s as his soundtrack, religious historian Dag Øistein Endsjø goes in search of eternal life.
The dream of immortality is possibly as old as humanity itself. One of the few things we all have in common, is the knowledge that we shall all die. The alternative appears as simple as it is unachievable. Is it possible to stop our bodies from changing and to preserve them forever? What would happen if time lost its power over us? What really distinguishes Jesus’ resurrection from the zombies who waken to life in The Walking Dead?
Udødelighetens historie will not give you the prescription for eternal life. Nor does it contain any irrefutable evidence that immortality is possible. What it does offer, however, is a wideranging, informative and entertaining account of humanity’s engagement with life’s most central question: What happens to us when we die, and what might we be able to do to avoid it?
So far, alas, the book is only published in Norwegian.
SOME REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
«Ville du stått opp fra de døde?» NRK.no 27. mars 2016.
«Evig liv er blodig alvor». Vårt Land 22. mars 2016.
«Forever young?» Anmeldelse i Vårt Land 20. mars 2016.