ISBN-10: 0802847331

ISBN-13: 9780802847331

Edition: 2000

Authors: Hans Schwarz

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/22/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 447
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

Introduction: Who Still Cares about the Future?p. 1
Biblical Eschatology contra the Obsession with the Presentp. 2
Idea of Progress Is Grounded in Christian Eschatologyp. 6
Estrangement between Eschatology and Progressp. 14
For the Sake of Sanity: Recovery of an Eschatological Outlookp. 17
Expecting Life Beyond as a Primal Human Phenomenonp. 24
The Scope and Shape of Eschatologyp. 26
The Old Testament View of Eschatologyp. 31
Developing an Eschatological Consciousnessp. 31
The Human Destinyp. 35
The Last Judgmentp. 41
The Coming of Messiahp. 47
The Iranian Connectionp. 55
The Eschatological Proclamation of the New Testamentp. 61
The Jewish Contextp. 61
The Eschatological Figure of Jesusp. 68
The Eschatological Proclamation of the Gospel Writersp. 82
The Eschatological Message of Paulp. 91
The Eschatological Scope of the Early Churchp. 97
Present Discussion of Christian Eschatologyp. 107
The Rediscovery of the Eschatological Perspectivep. 108
Present-Oriented Approach to Eschatologyp. 120
The Future-Directedness of Eschatologyp. 135
The Liberating Power of Eschatologyp. 152
Christian Eschatology in a Universal Contextp. 166
Confronting Secular Varieties of Hopep. 173
The Impact of Sciencep. 173
The Impact of Philosophyp. 209
The Impact of Religiosityp. 227
Approaching the New Worldp. 247
Deathp. 249
Immortality - Yes or No?p. 261
Resurrectionp. 280
Excursus: Reincarnation and Transmigration of the Soulp. 301
Controversial Areas of Eschatological Hopesp. 309
Setting a Date for the Endp. 309
Hope for the Millenniump. 322
Universal Salvation (Apokatastasis Panton)p. 337
Purgatoryp. 352
The New World to Comep. 365
Proleptic Anticipation of the New Worldp. 370
Entry to the New Worldp. 387
Disclosure of the New Worldp. 397
Index of Namesp. 409
Index of Subjectsp. 417
Index of Scripture Referencesp. 427
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