Questions tagged [apostolic-fathers]

Church fathers / leaders who personally knew, or taught by the Apostles. Can also be used for anonymous works written within the same period, roughly the generation immediately after the apostles. See full tag wiki for examples. Include the church-fathers tag as well. But for later church fathers, use the church-fathers tag ONLY.

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What did the Apostolic Fathers believe regarding the state of the dead and the afterlife?

In the context of related debates such as: Bipartite vs. Tripartite natures of man, Soul sleep vs. Consciousness during the intermediate state, and Annihilationism / Conditional immortality vs. ...