By Jurgen Moltmann
Winner of Grawemeyer Award during this outstanding and well timed paintings - in lots of methods the end result of his systematic theology - world-renowned theologian Jurgen Moltmann stands Christian eschatology on its head. Moltmann rejects the normal method, which specializes in the tip, an apocalyptic finale, as a type of Christian look for the "final solution." He facilities in its place on wish and God's promise of latest production for all issues. "Christian eschatology," he says, "is the remembered wish of the elevating of the crucified Christ, so it talks approximately starting afresh within the lethal end." but Moltmann's novel framework, deeply expert via Jewish and messianic proposal, additionally fosters wealthy and inventive insights into the perennially nettling questions of eschatology: Are there everlasting existence and private id after loss of life? How is one to consider heaven, hell, and purgatory? What are the historic and cosmological dimensions of Christian desire? What are its social and political implications. In a heartbreakingly fragile and fragment global, Moltmann's accomplished eschatology surveys the Christian vista, bravely envisioning our "horizons of expectation" for private, social, even cosmic transformation in God.