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Theology and Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium

Theology and Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium

L. Gregory Jones (Editor), James J. Buckley (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-23395-4

Apr 2002, Wiley-Blackwell

144 pages

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$41.95

Description

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.
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.


  • 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.