Original Title: Night ComesA deeply personal take on the mystery of what lies beyond death When he was 23 years old, Dale Allison almost died in a car accident. As a result of this experience, his ideas about death and the hereafter changed dramatically. In Night Comes Allison wrestles with big questions concerning the last things -- What happens to us after we die? Why does death so often terrify us? Armed with his acknowledged expertise in historical, theological, and biblical scholarship, Allison offers an engaging, personal exploration of such themes as death and fear, resurrection and judgment, and hell and heaven, discussing all these in light of modern science, Scripture, the history of doctrine, and his own experience. As he ponders, explains, criticizes, and creatively imagines -- engaging throughout with biblical texts, church fathers, rabbinic scholars, poets, and philosophers -- Allison offers fascinating fare that will captivate many a reader's heart and soul.