In the End -- The Beginning: The Life of Hope
Fortress Press - 180 pages
''In my end is my beginning, '' wrote T. S. Eliot, and J rgen Moltmann's new book is a powerful testament to personal hope in chaotic, even catastrophic times. As Moltmann's award-winning volume The Coming of God laid out the systematic framework of eschatology (the doctrine of the ''last things''), so here he explores the personal meaning of that fundamental affirmation for Christians. Debunking the classic images of Christian apocalyptic scenarios, the final struggle between God and Satan, Christ and the Antichrist-Armageddon-Moltmann instead shows that Christian expectation of the future has nothing to do with these but everything to do with new beginnings and a horizon of hope. Three parts explore three particular beginnings: birth (childhood and youth), rebirth (failures and defeats), and resurrection (death, judgment, afterlife). This brief volume promises to be one of Moltmann's most personal and compelling books.
The Promise of the Child
Does the Future Belong to the Young?
Israels Catastrophe and the Beginning of Judaism
Critical Reservations about the Traditional
God Is Just when He Brings about Justice
The Resurrection of Christ with the Victims
The Spirituality of the Wakeful Senses
Mourning and Consoling
The Community of the Living and the Dead
What Awaits Us?
Earlier Publications Relating to the Subjects
The Living Power of Hope
Autres éditions - Tout afficher
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