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."