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"Christian eschatology is needed today, perhaps more than ever, to provide for us both a perspective of the future and, even more importantly, a guiding light showing us how to pursue life meaningfully in the present," he writes. "I do not presume to know all the answers. But I do believe that I know who is the answer."
Number of Pages: 431
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2000
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Theology in a Global Context: The Last Two Hundred YearsHans SchwarzWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2005 / Trade Paperback$37.80 Retail:
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What does the Bible say about the future, about death, about human destiny and heaven and hell? This volume presents a clear and comprehensive introduction to the Christian hope for the future that is particularly relevant to today's world.
Hans Schwarz guides readers through the range of opinions on this fascinating subject, showing how our understanding of eschatology has developed and laying out the factors that must be considered when speaking meaningfully about the Christian hope here in the twenty-first century. He surveys the teachings about the future in both the Old and New Testaments, discusses the views of Christian and secular thinkers throughout history--including the challenges posed by science, philosophy, and New Age beliefs--and explores the major themes of eschatology, including death, immortality, and resurrection.