In the End -The Beginning: The Life of Hope

In the End -The Beginning: The Life of Hope

by Jurgen Moltmann
     
 

''In my end is my beginning,'' wrote T. S. Eliot, and Jürgen Moltmann's new book is a powerful testament to personal hope in chaotic, even catastrophic times.

As Moltmann's award-winning volume The Coming of God laid out the systematic framework of eschatology (the doctrine of the ''last things''), so here he explores the personal meaning of that fundamental

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''In my end is my beginning,'' wrote T. S. Eliot, and Jürgen Moltmann's new book is a powerful testament to personal hope in chaotic, even catastrophic times.

As Moltmann's award-winning volume The Coming of God laid out the systematic framework of eschatology (the doctrine of the ''last things''), so here he explores the personal meaning of that fundamental affirmation for Christians. Debunking the classic images of Christian apocalyptic scenarios, the final struggle between God and Satan, Christ and the Antichrist-Armageddon-Moltmann instead shows that Christian expectation of the future has nothing to do with these but everything to do with new beginnings and a horizon of hope. Three parts explore three particular beginnings: birth (childhood and youth), rebirth (failures and defeats), and resurrection (death, judgment, afterlife).

This brief volume promises to be one of Moltmann's most personal and compelling books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800636562
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
1,267,011
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1There is a magic in every beginning
IThe promise of the child3
IIDoes the future belong to the young?19
Pt. 2In my end is my beginning
IIINew beginnings in catastrophes : biblical catastrophe theology33
IVDeliver us from evil : God's righteousness and justice and the rebirth of life53
VThe spirituality of the wakeful senses79
VIThe living power of hope87
Pt. 3O beginning without ending ...
VIIIs there a life after death?101
VIIIMourning and consoling119
IXThe community of the living and the dead131
XWhat awaits us?139
XIEternal life152

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