The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology / Edition 1

The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology / Edition 1

by Jurgen Moltmann
     
 

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800636661
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
510,248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Translator's Note
IThe Coming God: Eschatology Today1
1The Transposition of Eschatology into Time6
2The Transposition of Eschatology into Eternity13
3The Eschatology of the Coming God22
4The Rebirth of Messianic Thinking in Judaism29
IIEternal Life: Personal Eschatology47
1Loved Life and Death49
2The Immortality of the Soul or the Resurrection of the Body?58
3Is Death the Consequence of Sin or Life's Natural End?77
4Where are the Dead?96
5Death, Mourning and Consolation119
IIIThe Kingdom of God: Historical Eschatology129
1The Apocalypse of History131
2Messianic Eschatology: 'The Thousand Years' Empire'146
3Political Millenarianism: 'The Holy Empire'159
4Political Millenarianism: 'The Redeemer Nation'168
5Ecclesiastical Millenarianism: 'The Mother and Preceptress of the Nations'178
6Epochal Millenarianism: The Birth of 'Modern Times' out of the Spirit of Messianic Hope184
7Is Millenarian Eschatology Necessary?192
8End-Times of Human History: Exterminism202
9'The End of History': Post-historic Prophets218
10Is Apocalyptic Eschatology Necessary?226
11The Restoration of All Things235
IVNew Heaven - New Earth: Cosmic Eschatology257
1The Future of Creation - Sabbath and Shekinah261
2The Annihilation of the World or its Consummation?267
3The End of Time in the Eternity of God279
4The End of Space in the Presence of God296
5The Cosmic Temple: The Heavenly Jerusalem308
VGlory: Divine Eschatology321
1The Self-Glorification of God324
2The Self-Realization of God326
3Interactions between Divine and Human Activity330
4The Fullness of God and the Feast of Eternal Joy336
Notes341
Index of Names385

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