The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology / Edition 1

The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology / Edition 1

by Jurgen Moltmann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080063666X

ISBN-13: 9780800636661

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Winner of Grawemeyer Award

In this remarkable and timely work - in many ways the culmination of his systematic theology - world-renowned theologian Jurgen Moltmann stands Christian eschatology on its head. Moltmann rejects the traditional approach, which focuses on the End, an apocalyptic finale, as a kind of Christian search for the "final solution." He centers

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Winner of Grawemeyer Award

In this remarkable and timely work - in many ways the culmination of his systematic theology - world-renowned theologian Jurgen Moltmann stands Christian eschatology on its head. Moltmann rejects the traditional approach, which focuses on the End, an apocalyptic finale, as a kind of Christian search for the "final solution." He centers instead on hope and God's promise of new creation for all things. "Christian eschatology," he says, "is the remembered hope of the raising of the crucified Christ, so it talks about beginning afresh in the deadly end."

Yet Moltmann's novel framework, deeply informed by Jewish and messianic thought, also fosters rich and creative insights into the perennially nettling questions of eschatology: Are there eternal life and personal identity after death? How is one to think of heaven, hell, and purgatory? What are the historical and cosmological dimensions of Christian hope? What are its social and political implications.

In a heartbreakingly fragile and fragment world, Moltmann's comprehensive eschatology surveys the Christian vista, bravely envisioning our "horizons of expectation" for personal, social, even cosmic transformation in God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800636661
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
434,238
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

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