Intimidated by any discussion on eschatology, even by that word itself? This article provides some basic definitions of terms to help you make some sense of the different views on eschatology.
This article continues the argument that certain Old Testament and early Jewish references to a temple form the background for the Holy Spirit appearing as of fire and associated features in Acts 2. It examines a number of Old Testament citations in Acts 2 in order to determine whether or not they relate to a temple theme.
The popular understanding that "latter-days" refers only to the end of the world needs radical adjustment. Beale demonstrates how “inaugurated eschatology” sheds light on a Christian understanding of the end times. The theological idea of the relation of the indicative to the imperative in the New Testament is used to enhance such an understanding.
In this paper the author reflects upon the significance of eschatology as a theological motif.
The story of the Bible can be seen as the story of heaven above coming down to earth, God coming down to humanity, to lift it up. Ortlund explores in Chapter 2 how heaven appears in the Old Testament in three different ways: indirectly as part of the Old Testament narrative; through developed narratives involving heaven directly (e.g.
This is an article on the history of eschatology. Gundry reflects on the influence of historical and cultural conditions on the formulation and understanding of eschatology through the ages.
This paper reflects upon Christian social concern and action. Its focus is on the theme of eschatology and social concern. The author first deals with tensions in different views on eternal life and the return of Christ. He traces the apostle Paul's concern in Romans and 1 Corinthians regarding the correlation between eschatology and social involvement.