"Until on the Day when He says Rise only the flat-iron would come floating up."
Last Judgement
Public DomainLast Judgement - Credit: Pieter Pourbus
 
Last Judgement
Public DomainLast Judgement - Credit: Fra Angelico

According to Christian doctrine, the day of resurrection takes place before the Last Judgement in which God is to decree each person’s ultimate fate, consigning him or her to eternal salvation or eternal punishment. That Quentin does not envision himself ascending heavenwards reflects both the influence of his father’s atheism and a desire for the perverse, all-effacing gratification of damnation.

 

 

 

Last Judgement detail
Public DomainLast Judgement detail - Credit: Lucas Cranach the Elder