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In the End-the Beginning - Jurgen Moltmann

In the End-the Beginning

By: Jurgen Moltmann, Margaret Kohl (Translator)

Format Not Supplied By Publisher Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780800636562
Number Of Pages: 180

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''In my end is my beginning, '' wrote T. S. Eliot, and Jrgen Moltmann's new book is a powerful testament to personal hope in chaotic, even catastrophic times. As Moltmann's award-winning volume The Coming of God laid out the systematic framework of eschatology (the doctrine of the ''last things''), so here he explores the personal meaning of that fundamental affirmation for Christians. Debunking the classic images of Christian apocalyptic scenarios, the final struggle between God and Satan, Christ and the Antichrist-Armageddon-Moltmann instead shows that Christian expectation of the future has nothing to do with these but everything to do with new beginnings and a horizon of hope. Three parts explore three particular beginnings: birth (childhood and youth), rebirth (failures and defeats), and resurrection (death, judgment, afterlife). This brief volume promises to be one of Moltmann's most personal and compelling books.

Introductionp. ix
There is a Magic in Every Beginning
The Promise of the Childp. 3
The Mystery of the Child: Some Perspectivesp. 6
The Messianic Childp. 10
Jesus and Children: The Revaluation of Valuesp. 12
Hope Which Shines Out for Everyone in Childhoodp. 15
Does the Future Belong to the Young?p. 19
The Modern Discovery of Youthp. 20
The German 'Wandervogel' Youth Movementp. 21
The Hitler Youthp. 24
Consumer Childrenp. 25
The Future Makes Us Youngp. 27
In my End is My Beginning
New Beginnings in Catastrophes: Biblical Catastrophe Theologyp. 33
Personal Experiencesp. 33
The Flood and the Covenant with Noah: An Archetypal Image of the End of the Worldp. 36
Israel's Catastrophe and the Beginning of Judaismp. 41
The Golgotha Catastrophe and the Beginning of Christianityp. 45
Catastrophes of the Modern World: An End without a Beginning?p. 48
Deliver Us from Evil: God's Righteousness and Justice and the Rebirth of Lifep. 53
Critical Reservations about the Traditional Theological Interpretations of the Doctrine of Justificationp. 54
The Cry for Justicep. 56
God Is Just when He Brings about Justicep. 61
Jesus Christ--God's Righteousness and Justice in the World of Victims and Perpetratorsp. 63
The Resurrection of Christ with the Victims and Perpetrators of Evilp. 74
The Right of Inheritance of God's Childrenp. 76
The Justification of Godp. 77
The Spirituality of the Wakeful Sensesp. 79
'Could You Not Watch with Me One Hour?'p. 80
Spiritual Paralyses Todayp. 81
Praying and Awakeningp. 83
'Watchman, What of the Night?'p. 86
The Living Power of Hopep. 87
The Reasonableness of Hopep. 88
The Sin of Despairp. 93
O Beginning Without Ending ...
Is There a Life after Death?p. 101
Is Death the Finish?p. 101
What Is Left of Life? Are We Mortal or Immortal?p. 103
Where Are the Dead?p. 108
The Future of the Life Cut Short and Spoiledp. 116
Mourning and Consolingp. 119
Experiences of Life and Death Todayp. 119
Only Love Can Mournp. 122
Mourning and Melancholia: A Discussion with Sigmund Freudp. 125
Consolation and the Rebirth to Lifep. 129
The Community of the Living and the Deadp. 131
The Ancestor Cultp. 131
Hope for Those Who Have Gone Beforep. 133
Prayers for the Dead?p. 136
The Culture of Remembrancep. 137
What Awaits Us?p. 139
What Awaits Us at the Last Judgement?p. 140
Does Hell Threaten?p. 145
Is There Salvation for the Dead?p. 148
'The Restoration of All Things'p. 149
Eternal Lifep. 152
What Are We Asking About?p. 152
How Can Human Life Become Eternal?p. 155
The Time of Eternal Lifep. 159
The Place of Eternal Lifep. 160
Will the Life We Have Lived Be Preserved in Eternal Life?p. 161
What Can We Know about Eternal Life?p. 163
Notesp. 165
Earlier Publications Relating to the Subjects Treated Herep. 173
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780800636562
ISBN-10: 0800636562
Audience: General
Format: Not Supplied By Publisher
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27