This is the next book in the Task of Theology Today series. It examines the issues of evil and the end of time (theodicy and eschatology). This is done from various perspectives, including biblical (both Old and New Testament), scientific, philosophical, theological, and historical (within the patrsitics -- from the perspective of the early church Fathers).
By means of eschatology, Christian faith offers to a broken world a recovery from evil. The heart of the Christian faith is the mediating eschatology of the incarnation. Eschatology functions as messianic promise for the world, not above the world. The difference between apocalyptic and eschatology is that the former offers a determinate content to particular messianic promises. Apocalyptic thus functions as a horizon, in contrast to eschatology, which is not in itself a horizon but is always the instrument of disruption for discerning a horizon.
Contributors include Bob Russell, Mark O’Brien, OP, Christiaan Mostert, David Neville, Dorothy Lee.
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David Neville is lecturer in New Testament at St. Mark's National Theological Centre in Canberra and Charles Stuart University. He is author of two books on the synoptic gospels.
Bruce Barber is a Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church in Australia and emeritus Dean of the United Faculty of Theology, Melbourne.
"Co-edited by Bruce Barber and David Neville, Theodicy And Eschatology is the outstanding result of a conference that addressed two of Christianity's most important modern issues: "Theodicy" which is the belief in a just God in the face of evil and suffering and "God's Echatology" which is the the belief in fulfilment of Jesus' saving mission, experienced as God's healing of humanity afflicted by suffering and evil. Including contributions from eight theologically astute and highly respected individuals, Theodicy And Eschatology is a strongly recommended read for clergy and lay students of Christian theological studies."--Midwest Book Review
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Book Description ATF Press, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111920691227