Trinity Guide to Eschatology
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 176
Width: 15.3 cm
Height: 22.8 cm
La Due offers an even-handed and accessible survey of the history of theological thought related to eschatology. He begins with the witness to the idea of eschatology in the Bible and then traces its early development from the early Church councils to the late nineteenth century. He devotes the next chapters to a consideration of various twentieth century New Testament theologians and systematic theologians. Included are Bultmann, Tillich, Rahner, Kung, Pannenberg, Moltmann, Hick, Cone, Ruether, and Elizabeth Johnson. In a day when the "Left Behind" series has focused everyone's attention on the end times, La Due's measured voice provides us with a wonderful guide to how we have come to this point.
"'William La Due's study on eschatology is a useful overview of the diverse meanings of eschatology, both personal and collective, in the Biblical and historical traditions and in key modern theologians. La Due introduces readers not only to what eschatology has meant, but summons them to grapple with what it might mean in their own lives.' Rosemary Radford Ruether, Carpenter Professor of Feminist theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California 'Students of theology, and other inquirers willing to make a serious time commitment, will be grateful to the author for a methodical journey through the twentieth-century theological writers who have addressed the content of Christian hope and the sense of risk as to the outcome of human lives and history.' Monika K. Hellwig, President of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities"