Death and Life Everlasting

This is a partial list of ebooks on what Catholic Christians in the Latin Church have customarily called the Last Things: death, judgment, heaven, and hell.

The Last Things in General

  1. The Beauty and Truth of the Catholic Church: Sermons from the German, adapted and edited, Volume V, by the Rev. Edward Jones, with an Introduction by the Most Rev. John Ireland (St. Louis, Mo.; London: B. Herder, 1916). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive [N.B. This volume includes discourses on the moral law and the last things.]
  2. Dogmatic Theology XII. Eschatology: or, The Catholic doctrine of the last things: a dogmatic treatise, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1918, c1917) With Imprimatur. Available on multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  3. The Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Hell and Heaven, by Father Martin von Cochem, O.S.F.C. ([New York]: Benziger Brothers, 1899). With Imprimatur. Available at Catholic Tradition. [NB: Please approach other materials on the website with caution, as some have an extremely negative view of the Second Vatican Council, which must be corrected in light of Pope Benedict XVI’s hermeneutic of continuity.]
  4. The Future Life: According to the Authority of Divine Revelation, the Dictates of Sound Reason, the General Consent of Mankind, by Joseph Casimir Sasia, 1843-1928 (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger brothers, 1918). With Imprimatur. Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  5. The Last Things, by Abbé A. Michel, translated by the Rev. B. V. Miller, D.D. (London and Edinburgh: Sands & Co.; St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder). With Imprimatur (1929). Available at Catholic Apologetics Information. [NB: Please approach other materials on the website with caution, as some have an extremely negative view of the Second Vatican Council, which must be corrected in light of Pope Benedict XVI’s hermeneutic of continuity.]
  6. Life Everlasting, by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. May be read online at Catholic Treasury.
  7. Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – The Four Last Things by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  8. Sermons – Adapted to All Sundays – The Four Last Things – II by Fr. Francis Hunolt. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index

Death (Including Prayers for the Dead)

  1. Meditations on Our Last End and on Sin and the Sacrament of Penance, by Brother Philip (New York: La Salle Bureau of Supplies, 1911). With Imprimatur. Available in multiple formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  2. The Mystery of Death-Life in the Maronite Catholic Church [Thesis], by Nadim Abou Zeid (November 2001). Available in PDF format on this page through the University of South Africa.
  3. Nine-Day Novena Prayer for the Dead (Catholic Filipino-Australian Chaplaincy, Archdiocese of Brisbane). Available in PDF format on this page of the Catholic Filipino Australian Chaplaincy of Brisbane.
  4. Pastoral Letter on the Christian Burial of the Dead, by Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, D.D., J.C.D. (Diocese of La Crosse, 2 November 2000). May be read online (here) at Catholic Culture; and may be read (here) at the Marian Catechist Apostolate. [N.B., Although the last part of the text provides norms specific to the diocese of then-Bishop Burke, much of it made up of doctrinal and canonical explanations that may be of general use.]
  5. A Planner for Catholic Funerals. 24 pages. Available in PDF format on this page of The Catholic Parishes of Northeast Wyoming.
  6. Preparation for Death, by Saint Alphonsus De Liguori, edited by Rev. Orby Shipley (Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co.; London: Rivingtons, 1869). Available in PDF format on this page (CLICK HERE) of Saints’ Books.
  7. The Raccolta or Collection of Indulgenced Prayers & Good Works, translated by Ambrose St John of the Oratory of St Philip Neri, Birmingham (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Chicago, Cincinnati Benziger Bros, 1910). With approbation from the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith and the Archbishop of Westminster. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index. May also be read online or downloaded in various formats (PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Daisy, Full Text DjVu) at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).

Heaven

  1. A Manual of Ascetical Theology: or, The Supernatural Life of the Soul on Earth and in Heaven, by Arthur Devine (London; New York: R. & T. Washbourne, 1902). With Imprimatur. Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  2. The Sight of Hell, by Rev. John Furniss, C.SS.R. (Dublin: James Duffy and Co., Limited, 1874). Books for Children and Young Persons, Book X. With the permission of superiors. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  3. Sin and its Consequences, 2nd edition, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Oates, 1874). Available in various formats at Internet Archive, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library. A microfilm copy of the 3rd edition (London: Burns and Oates, 1876) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library. Another edition (New York, Montreal: D. & J. Sadlier & Company) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library; and yet another edition (New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.

Purgatory

  1. Charity for the Suffering Souls: An Explanation of the Catholic Doctrine of Purgatory, by John A. Nageleisen (Cincinnati, Ohio: S. Rosenthal & Co., 1895). With Imprimatur, and bearing the approbation of multiple bishops. Available in various formats at Internet Archive.
  2. The Consolations of Purgatory, by Rev Fr. Henri Faure, translated by W. Humphrey Page, Privy Chamberlain to H.H. Pius X (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow: R. & T. Washbourne; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1912). With Imprimatur. May be read online and available in various formats (pdf, djvu, epub, Kindle/mobi, Daisy, text) at Internet Archive.
  3. Purgatory; Illustrated by the Lives and Legends of the Saints, by Rev. Francis Xavier Schouppe, S.J. (d. 1904), with notes by Father W.H. Kent, O.S.C. (d. 1912) (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, 1920). With 1893 Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in various formats (PDF, epub, txt, Kindle/mobi, djvu, and Daisy) at Internet Archive.

The Final Judgment

  1. Catholic Fiction part 1 Booklet, by Godwin Delali Adadzie. Available on Internet Archive, which described the tract thus: “Is the Roman Catholic Church the whore of Babylon? How to refute the claim that Bible Prophecy Reveals Next And Last Pope Will Be A Devil Impersonating John Paul II. Courtesy of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catechism Ministry – Ghana. website: http://www.amen.co.nr. Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/Apologetics”
  2. On the Resurrection of the Dead, by Athenagoras of Athens (2nd century AD). May be read online on this page of New Advent and at Early Christian Writings.

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