Eschatology and Hope

ISBN-10: 1570756511
ISBN-13: 9781570756511
Edition: 2006
Authors: Anthony Kelly
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Description: Probes Christian wisdom and contemporary thought to help us give and accounting for the hope that is within us (1 Peter 3:15) in troubled and uncertain times.

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Probes Christian wisdom and contemporary thought to help us give and accounting for the hope that is within us (1 Peter 3:15) in troubled and uncertain times.

Hon. Senior Lecturer University of Manchester School of Engineering. Tony Kelly also (primarily) runs his own maintenance consultancy partnership working extensively throughout the world, and especially in the UK, US and Australia. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Central Queensland University, Australia, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and Hogskolen Stavanger, Norway.

Foreword
Preface
The World of Hope
A General Description of Hope
A Dwindling of Hope?
The Stirring of Hope
Features of Hope
Deeper Questions
Despair and Depression
Dimensions of Christian Hope
The Witness of Christian Hope
Hope and Time
"Inter-Hope" Dialogue
Conclusion
Hope as a Theological Virtue
A Pauline Description (Rom 5:1-5)
From Hope to Eschatology
The Richness of Tradition
Patristic and Medieval Inheritance
Developments in Church Teaching
The Context of Inter-Hope Dialogue
Philosophical Influences
The Theological Rediscovery of Eschatology
Liberation/Political Theology
Dialogue with Science
Eschatological Positions
The Language of Body and Soul
Time and Eternity
The Intelligence of Hope
The Via Negativa of Hope in the New Testament
Paul's Negations
Synoptic Negations
Negation in John
Conclusion
Dimensions of God's Love
The Father: Love as Origin
The Son: Love as Self-Giving
The Cross: Love as Unconditional
The Resurrection: Love as Transforming
The Holy Spirit: Love as Communicative
The Community/Church: Love as Sacrament in History
Eternal Life: Love Consummated
Developing Eschatology
The Way of Analogy
Interconnections
Reference to the Ultimate
Conclusion
The Parable of Hope: The Paschal Mystery
Paschal Sense of Time
Easter Sunday
The Significance of the Resurrection
The Empty Tomb
A Theological Note
The Cross of Good Friday
Holy Saturday
Conclusion
Death: Threat or Gift?
Death and Nature
Death and Culture
Differing Approaches
From Denial to Acceptance
Death as Fulfillment
"The Wages of Sin"
The Gift of Death
Death and the Other
Death as Gift
Purgatory: The Realism of Hope
The Christian Doctrine of Purgatory
Church Teaching
Scriptural Witness
Some Historical Witnesses
The Communion of Saints
The Suffering of Purgatory
A Theology of Purgatory
A Purifying Self-Realization
Purgatory as "Particular Judgment"
Meeting Christ
Conformity to the Crucified
The Suffering of Love
Attaining Compassionate Existence
The Flame of the Holy Spirit
The "Time" of Purgatory
Reincarnation
A Dialogical Impasse?
Possible Meeting Points
Hell: The Defeat of Hope?
The Consequences of Evading the Issue
The Hell of Christian Eschatology
The Data
Hope and Hell
Healthy Fear
Hope for Judgment
A Universe of Freedom
Human Justice and Divine Mercy
Hope against Hope
The Subterfuge of Love
The Demands of Hope
Heaven: The Homing of Hope
A Biblical Perspective
A Theologian's Witness
The Heaven of God-in-Christ
The Heaven of Martyrs
Heaven as the Fulness of Life
Heaven as Love
Heaven as the Vision of God
The Resurrection of the Body
Conclusion
Hope's Eucharistic Imagination
The Imagination of Jesus
Other Imaginations and the Eucharistic Imagination
The Eucharist within Cosmic Transformation
The Eucharist within the Sacramentality of the Church
Transubstantiation Revisited
Hope for Nature and Culture
Foretaste of Eternal Life
Conclusion
Living Hope
Eschatology and Hope
The Eschatology of Human Consciousness
The Dynamism of Existence
The Gift from Above
Hope as Conversion
Religious Conversion: The Reign of God
Christic Conversion: The Parousia
Ecclesial Conversion: The Community of Hope
Moral Conversion: Solidarity with the Hopeless
Intellectual Conversion: Hopeful Intelligence
Psychological Conversion: The Self Renewed
Bodily Conversion: The Materiality of Hope
The Witness of Hopeful Vocations
Selected Bibliography
Index of Biblical References
Index of Subjects

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