this side of the grave


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this side of the grave

During life; before one dies. Grandma says she only has a few years left this side of the grave, so she wants to spend them traveling.
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Inevitably this research evolved into a new field, 'psychical' research, and involved cranks, table-rattlers and the mentally unbalanced but it was a serious and sincere attempt to understand that which, perhaps, never can be understood, at least not on this side of the grave.
AMES' EXTENDED LETTER shows him wrestling through the theologies of Calvin, Feuerbach, and Barth as he strains to understand existence on this side of the grave and beyond.
This side of the grave, we incline to be less willing to change our minds, but only the most hidebound visitors to this glorious show will not feel that they have been treated to an equal measure of edification and sheer pleasure.
Neither science nor religion makes people perfect, but the best forms of religion offer the best route to making people the best that they can be on this side of the grave.
There is no privileged position this side of the grave from which Mfu - or any artist - may be completely "free to speak his music" (1).