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Palgrave Macmillan

Eschatology and Space

The Lost Dimension in Theology Past and Present

ISBN 9781137108272
Publication Date October 2012
Formats Ebook (PDF) Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This unique volume focuses on the subjects of time in the area of theology known as "eschatology," the consideration of the fullness, the limit, and the goal of time. Westhelle's novel approachincludes the role of place/space in eschatology alongside time. Considering one's spatial location in the understanding of time, he examines the influence of place and geographically-limited culture on eschatology and the contextual influence and limit culture has on one's understanding of eschatology. He traces the historical development of understandings of eschatology from the Bible to contemporary theology and adds his postcolonial/subaltern perspective. This is a fundamental reconsideration of what the theological categories of eschatology, apocalypse, and the end of time (both for the individual and the world in general) means in terms of biology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, politics, and geography.

VITOR WESTHELLE Professor of Systematic Theology at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, USA.

Region and Religion
Space, History, and the Kingdom
Eschatological Crisis and Renewal
Types of Eschatological Thinking
The Postcolonial Challenge
Dimensions of Liminality
Toward a Latitudinal Eschatology
Condemnation and Salvation: a Conclusion


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