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Theology and Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium

L. Gregory Jones (Editor), James Buckley (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-23395-4
144 pages
April 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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Brings together students of Scripture, the history of Christianity, and various contemporary theologies so that readers can consider and debate the ways diverse and often conflicting eschatological narratives, images and beliefs might bear on the new millennium.
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Editorial Introduction.

Visionary Eschatology: Piers Plowman: David Aers.

Nirvana as the Last Thing? The Iconic End of the Narrative Imagination: Paul J. Griffiths.

"Where Theologians Fear to Tread": Amy Plantinga Pauw.

The Eschatological Body: Gender, Transformation, and God: Sarah Coakley.

A Messiah for the Third Millennium: David F. Ford.

The Final Reconciliation: Reflections on a Social Dimension of the Eschatological Transition: Miroslav Volf.

"Why Do You Stand Looking Up Toward Heaven?" New Testament Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium: Richard B. Hays.

Index.
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James J. Buckley received his doctorate from the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University. He has recently become Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola College, USA.
L. Gregory Jones is Dean of the Divinity School and Professor of Theology at Duke University, USA.
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  • Explores the impact of theology and eschatology - the study of ‘last things' or ‘the end' - at the beginning of the new millennium.

  • Brings together students of Scripture, the history of Christianity, and various contemporary theologies in one volume.

  • Explores various movements and ideologies, including medieval millenarian movements, competing modern and post-modern utopias, as well as ideologies of despair and violence.

  • Will enable readers to debate the ways varying and often conflicting eschatological narratives, images and beliefs might bear on the new millennium.

  • Will inspire debate amongst readers about how these diverse uses of eschatology can make the millennium a parable of more significant, and holy, endings.
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