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Hope Against Hope : Christian Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium - Dr Richard Bauckham

Hope Against Hope

Christian Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium

Paperback Published: 21st October 1999
ISBN: 9780802843913
Number Of Pages: 233

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Using the present failure of secular hope as the context for a renewal of the Christian vision for the future, Bauckham and Hart seek to re-source Christian hope from its rich heritage of biblical promises and their interpretation in the Christian tradition. They explore the major images of eschatology - the Antichrist, the millenium, the last judgment, the kingdom of God, and others - proposing the category of imagination as the key to understanding their significance today. The authors insist throughout on the cosmic scope of Christian eschatology, writing of God's future not just for individuals but for the whole creation, and they explore the relevance of such an eschatology for Christians living in the present.

"Princeton Seminary Bulletin""A readable, consistent diagnosis and proposed cure for the infirmities of Christian eschatological hope." "Theological Studies""Hope Against Hope is a powerful apologia for the Christian hope in the transcendent fulfillment of history by the God of Jesus."

Prefacep. xi
The Decline of Secular Hopep. 1
The Hope of an Endingp. 26
The Wager on Transcendence: in Search of an Ecology of Hopep. 44
Ambiguous Vision: Hope, Imagination and the Rhetoric of the Unsayablep. 72
Images of Hopep. 109
Breaking the Spiral: the State We're in and the Possibility of Progressp. 174
Epilogue: Hope as the Child of the Futurep. 211
Notesp. 213
Index of Personal Namesp. 227
Subject Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780802843913
ISBN-10: 0802843913
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 233
Published: 21st October 1999
Publisher: WILLIAM B EERDMAN CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.49  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.37