Speaker's Series Oct. 4

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 15:00


Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation & Rhetoric along with the PhD in Argumentation Studies at the University of Windsor invite you to a talk by


Dr. John Cappucci

Argumentation Studies Faculty, University of Windsor


“The World to Come: Contemporary Jewish-Canadian Understanding of the Afterlife”


Abstract: The world's religions each have unique estimations and expectations of the afterlife. In Judaism, an official understanding of the afterlife is a matter of debate. This dispute is confounded by several contradictory viewpoints derived from scripture, theology, and philosophy over the centuries. In scholarly circles, there has been little research done on what contemporary Jews think of the afterlife given that both recent national Canadian and American surveys of Jewish life ignore the afterlife. The intense debate and manifest silence on the matter prompts this researcher to wonder what members of the Jewish community think about the afterlife. Through face-to-face interviews with fifty members of the Jewish community of Windsor-Essex, I was able to obtain data on contemporary opinions on a range of subjects such as, the immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, and the afterlife. In reviewing the data, it is clear that the sample is uncertain of what is to be expected in the World to Come.


Friday, October 4, 2019


Chrysler Hall North, 1163

All are welcome