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Winner of Grawemeyer Award during this awesome 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 process, which specializes in the tip, an apocalyptic finale, as one of those Christian look for the "final solution." He facilities as a substitute on desire and God's promise of recent construction for all issues. "Christian eschatology," he says, "is the remembered desire of the elevating of the crucified Christ, so it talks approximately starting afresh within the lethal end." but Moltmann's novel framework, deeply proficient via Jewish and messianic notion, additionally fosters wealthy and artistic insights into the perennially nettling questions of eschatology: Are there everlasting lifestyles and private identification after demise? How is one to think about heaven, hell, and purgatory? What are the historic and cosmological dimensions of Christian wish? What are its social and political implications. In a heartbreakingly fragile and fragment international, Moltmann's entire eschatology surveys the Christian vista, bravely envisioning our "horizons of expectation" for private, social, even cosmic transformation in God.

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