Theology and Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium
April 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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.
L. Gregory Jones is Dean of the Divinity School and Professor of Theology at Duke University, USA.
- 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.