This is one of R. H. Charles' best known and most widely read studies on eschatology. Entitled A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life in Israel, in Judaism, and in Christianity, it is the product of lectures given by Charles in 1898-99, and published soon thereafter. It presents a critical examination of the historical background and development of Jewish and early Christian Eschatology in the first centuries B.C./A.D. All of the key passages and texts, known to scholars at the end of the 19th century, are considered in detail, and in a comparative fashion. In many ways, it is a pioneering study of its kind, drawing upon Charles' considerable expertise in Jewish Intertestamental literature (the 'Apocrypha' and 'Pseudepigrapha'), the same background which makes his critical commentaries on the books of Daniel and Revelation still valuable resources for scholars and students today.