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The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology

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Fortress Press 2004

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Overview

In this remarkable and timely work—in many ways the culmination of his systematic theology—world-renowned theologian Jürgen Moltmann stands Christian eschatology on its head. Moltmann rejects the traditional approach, which focuses on the end, an apocalyptic finale, as a kind of Christian search for the “final solution.” He centers instead on hope and God’s promise of new creation for all things. “Christian eschatology,” he says, “is the remembered hope of the raising of the crucified Christ, so it talks about beginning afresh in the deadly end.”

Yet Moltmann’s novel framework, deeply informed by Jewish and messianic thought, also fosters rich and creative insights into the perennially nettling questions of eschatology: Are there eternal life and personal identity after death? How is one to think of heaven, hell, and purgatory? What are the historical and cosmological dimensions of Christian hope? What are its social and political implications?

In a heartbreakingly fragile and fragmented world, Moltmann’s comprehensive eschatology surveys the Christian vista, bravely envisioning our “horizons of expectation” for personal, social, even cosmic transformation in God.

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Key Features

  • Presents an eschatological view of hope and God’s promise of new creation
  • Provides creative insight into various questions of eschatology

Contents

  • The Transposition of Eschatology into Time
  • The Transpoition of Eschatology into Eternity
  • The Eschatology of the Coming God
  • The Rebirth of Messianic Thinking in Judaism
  • Loved Life and Death
  • The Immortality of the Soul or the Resurrection of the Body?
  • Is Death the Consequence of Sin or Life’s Natural End?
  • Where are the Dead?
  • Death, Mourning and Consolation
  • The Apocalypse of History
  • Messianic Eschatology: ‘The Thousand Years’ Empre’
  • Political Millenarianism: ‘The Holy Empire’
  • Ecclesiastical Millenarianism: ‘The Mother and Preceptress of the Nation’
  • Epochal Millenarianism: The Birth of ‘Modern Times’ out of the Spirit of Messianic Hope
  • Is Millenarian Eschatology Necessary?
  • End-Times of Human History: Exterminism
  • ‘The End of History’: Pos-historic Prophets
  • Is Apocalyptic Eschatology Necessary?
  • The Restoration of All Things
  • The Future of Creation—Sabbath and Shekinah
  • The Annihilation of the World or its Consummation
  • The End of Time in the Eternity of God
  • The End of Space in the Presence of God
  • The Cosmic Temple: The Heavenly Jerusalem
  • The Self-Glorification of God
  • The Self-Realization of God
  • Interactions between Divine and Human Activity
  • The Fulness of God and the Feast of Eternal Joy

Praise for the Print Edition

[Moltmann’s systematic work] thrives on the cutting edge of Christian theology as it nears the twenty-first century. . . It will challenge and stimulate a whole generation of theologians to work at theology in different and more comprehensive ways.

—M. Douglas Meeks, Religious Studies Review

His theme is not the end but rather the new beginning of all things-in personal life, in humanity's communal historical life, and in the whole life of the cosmos. So, for Moltmann, ‘the true creation stands beside us and, primarily, before us.’

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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About Jürgen Moltmann

Jürgen Moltmann studied Christian theology in England and, after his return to Germany, in Göttingen. He served as a pastor from 1952 to1958 in Bremen. Since 1967 he has been Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Tübingen and retired there in 1994. Among his many influential and award-winning books are The Theology of Hope (1967), The Crucified God (1974), The Trinity and the Kingdom (1981), The Spirit of Life (1994), and The Coming of God (1996), winner of the Grawemeyer Award in 2000, all published by Fortress Press.

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