Here and Hereafter, originally written by Uriah Smith in 1873, deals with whether or t the dead are conscious, the soul is immortal, and the wicked will be eternally tortured. In Here and Hereafter, Uriah Smith provides comprehensive coverage of the disputes over these teachings; almost every relevant text is brought to bear on the controversies at issue. Here and Hereafter deals solely with Biblical interpretation on the doctrines concerning the state of the dead. Using Scripture alone, Uriah Smith decisively destroys the doctrines of the immortality of the soul and eternal torment. All people on either side of the dispute, whether they agree or deny that people have that die go to heaven, hell, or purgatory upon death, will find Here and Hereafter spiritually profitable to read.
Uriah Smith (1832-1903) was a Seventh-day Adventist author and editor who worked for the Review and Herald (now the Adventist Review) for 50 years. His book Daniel and the Revelation became the classic text on Adventist end-time beliefs. His sister Annie R. Smith was an early Seventh-day Adventist hymnist. Uriah Smith was born in 1832 in West Wilton, New Hampshire. His family accepted the Millerite message and in 1844 experienced what has become known as the Great Disappointment. That same year, Smith had his left leg amputated due to an infection. Following the Disappointment, Smith lost interest in religion and commenced schooling at Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. In December 1852, he accepted the message taught by Sabbatarian Adventists which in 1863 became the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1853, he began working at the offices of the Advent Review and Sabbath Herald (now the Adventist Review), becoming its editor in 1855. His main contribution to Adventist theology was a commentary on the prophetic Biblical books of Daniel and the Revelation, but he also wrote extensively on conditional immortality and other topics. He advocated religious liberty, the abolition of slavery, and noncombatancy for Adventists.