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  Eschatology
In Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Rastafari, and in Norse pagan theology, eschatology is a theology concerning the end of the world, as predicted in the prophecies of these faiths, and as recorded in their sacred texts.
The term eschatology is also used in a more popular sense as a synonym for the “science” behind the calculations to find out the timing of what many Christians believe to be the imminent second coming of Christ.
Often myths of astrological origin, the concept of retribution, or the hope of deliverance from present oppressions provided the material or motive for highly developed eschatologies.
www.apocalypse-soon.com /eschatology.htm   (346 words)

  
  Eschatology - LoveToKnow 1911
Peculiar elements in Paul's eschatology are the doctrines of the Rapture of the Saints (1 Thess.
Paul's eschatology is not free of obscurities and ambiguities; and in the New Testament eschatology generally we are forced to recognize a mixture of inherited Jewish and original Christian elements (see Antichrist).
The primitive Christian eschatology was preserved in the West as it was not in the East, and in times of exceptional distress the expectation of Antichrist emerged again and again.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Eschatology   (4576 words)

  
 Eschatology - Crystalinks
Eschatology (from the Greeks meaning "last" + -logy) is a part of theology (End Times) and philosophy concerned with the final events in the history of the world or the ultimate destiny of human kind, commonly phrased as the end of the world.
Contemporary Hindu eschatology is linked in the Vaishnavite tradition to the figure of Kalki, or the tenth and last avatar of Vishnu before the age draws to a close, and Shiva simultaneously dissolves and regenerates the universe.
Eschatology is one of the three main principles of Islam, alongside tawhid (the unity of Allah) and nubuuwa (prophecy).
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Christian eschatology
In Christian theology, eschatology studies the conclusion of God's purposes, and therefore the concluding destiny of created things and especially of Man and of the Church, according to the purposes of God.
Some Christian groups or sects teach that death and suffering caused by disease are in principle eliminated, and place the blame for their continuation in the human community on lack of faith or unbiblical diet or health practices.
From a Christian point of view, this aforementioned proposed denial of the possibility of afterlife may be interpreted in a different manner: One might see it as a distinction between the "dead" and the "resurrected dead", rather than a denial of the afterlife.
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 Eschatology - Center For Biblical Theology and Eschatology
False eschatology is not an excuse to shun eschatology.
For true Christianity is the hope of communion with God, an eschatology essential to sound Christian doctrine.
Reformed Christianity in it's truest form rests upon the understanding that 'interpretations belong to God -gen. 40:8, 41:16.' Thus truth is discerned by the careful study of His Word in a Biblical and ordered manner.
www.mountainretreatorg.net /eschatology.html   (1259 words)

  
 Radical Protestant Millenarianism
   Christian eschatology is fairly difficult to sort out; there are numerous references to events and principles of the end of time scattered throughout both the gospels and the letters of Paul of Tarsus.
It was this eschatology which drove the Puritans to agitate politically in England in the seventeenth century, and, ultimately, to settle in America.
When Ronald Reagan would refer to America as "the city on the hill," he is making reference to Christian eschatology (one of the events of the end of time will be the rebuilding of Jerusalem, the city on the hill) and promulgating the secularized millenial vision of America.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/AMERICA/MILL.HTM   (1052 words)

  
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The "consistent eschatology" of Johannes Weiss and Albert Schweitzer, the "realized eschatology" of C H Dodd and Rudolf Otto; the "dialectic eschatology" of Karl Barth and Rudolf Bultmann, and the "death of God" eschatology of Thomas J J Altizer and other radical theologians may represent the gamut of interpretation of the biblical concept.
In Christian doctrine, eschatology has traditionally included the second advent of Christ, or Parousia, the resurrection of the dead, the last judgment, the immortality of the soul, concepts of heaven and hell, and the consummation of the kingdom of God.
Eschatology may therefore denote the consummation of God's purpose whether it coincides with the end of the world (or of history) or not, whether the consummation is totally final or marks a stage in the unfolding pattern of his purpose.
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 Christian Reconstructionism - dKosopedia
It calls for Christian dominion over government and the enforcement of the general principles of Old Testament Mosiac law, as expounded in the case laws and summarized in the Decalogue.
Christian Reconstructionism is closely related, perhaps indistinguishable, from Dominionism, and is based on the ideas of Theonomy (the establishment of "God's law" in the civil order) and Dominion Theology.
Christian Reconstructionists generally hold to a form of Postmillennial Eschatology, though the distinctive tenets of the movement (generally referred to as Theonomic Ethics or Theonomy) are purported to be compatible with other eschatological viewpoints.
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 Eschatology and Excess
Eschatology, the study of last things or of the end times, is near and dear to many Christians’ hearts.
For such Christians, not only is the future return of Christ fundamental to their faith (rightly so), but their understanding of the details surrounding that return is likewise, to them, fundamental.
Even when their understanding differ, Christians need to remember that they are still brothers and sisters in Christ, and that having differing opinions of how to interpret the details of end-times prophecy is not a sufficient reason for division in the Body of Christ.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Christian eschatology
The Christian belief in the Last Judgment asserts that this world will end, the dead will be raised up in the general...
[Gruncovering], genre represented in early Jewish and in Christian literature in which the secrets of the heavenly world or of the world to come are revealed by angelic mediation within a narrative framework.
Exegetical eschatology, the peasant present and the final discourse genre: the case of Mark 13.
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 Eschatology and the Future of the Church
Christian religion began to be seen as civilization's sink hole.
The application of eschatology could not only change the way we prepare our youth to practice their professions, it could also reform our seminaries and Bible colleges, with "church futures" being given equal time with "church history" as a way to discern what God is doing in the world.
A new eschatology can further inspire this outward movement and remind new generations that the Lord reigns and earth is just his footstool.
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For those unfamiliar with Christian eschatology, the ‘Rapture’; is the bodily transportation of Christians to heaven.
Evangelical Christians believe that in the near future all devout, born-again Christians will be whisked off to heaven, leaving behind piles of clothes and jewellery—and a lot of bemused unbelievers and sinners who will endure the ‘Tribulation’;, a period marked by war, massive death and destruction, and the rise of the Anti-Christ.
Christian eschatology understands the church to stand at the very center of God's redemptive activity, a foretaste of true freedom.
www.lycos.com /info/christian-eschatology.html   (550 words)

  
 Eschatology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The "consistent eschatology" of Johannes Weiss and Albert Schweitzer, the "realized eschatology" of C H Dodd and Rudolf Otto; the "dialectic eschatology" of Karl Barth and Rudolf Bultmann, and the "death of God" eschatology of Thomas J J Altizer and other radical theologians may represent the gamut of interpretation of the biblical concept.
In Christian doctrine, eschatology has traditionally included the second advent of Christ, or Parousia, the resurrection of the dead, the last judgment, the immortality of the soul, concepts of heaven and hell, and the consummation of the kingdom of God.
Eschatology may therefore denote the consummation of God's purpose whether it coincides with the end of the world (or of history) or not, whether the consummation is totally final or marks a stage in the unfolding pattern of his purpose.
mb-soft.com /believe/text/eschatol.htm   (5093 words)

  
 Eschatology
In Christian eschatology, the universe is a finite place temporally, that is, the history of creation has a beginning and a definite end.
The early Christians eventually theorized that the end of history meant the end of time itself so that all change and duration would come to an end once evil is vanquished and the universe is properly disposed.
When the Christian eschatological world view is applied to history, all meaning and value in history is located in the end of time, that is, all history, whether it be the history of nations or the history of an individual, is read as future-directed.
www.wsu.edu:8000 /~dee/GLOSSARY/ESCHA.HTM   (755 words)

  
 What is Christian Eschatology?
Of course, Eschatology is not as crucial as Christology or Soteriology.
Eschatology helps us to understand the Bible's prophetic passages and how to live our lives in response to what God is going to do in the end times.
There is a great deal of controversy in Eschatology, but that does not relieve us of our responsibility to study and understand what the Bible teaches about the end times.
www.gotquestions.org /Eschatology.html   (549 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Eschatology
eschatology, except the very indefinite belief involved in the worship of ancestors, whose happiness was held to depend on the conduct of their
eschatology, and which we find it hard to understand, several constituents of the human person are distinguished, the most important of which is the Ka, a kind of semi-material double; and to the justified who pass the judgment after death the use of these several constituents, separated by death is restored.
eschatology, a brief reference will be made to the passages which exhibit the growth of a higher and fuller doctrine of immortality.
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 Eschatology - SkepticWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eschatology is a philosophical or religious system concerned with the end of time, the end of the world, or the end of the current age.
Christian eschatology is mainly derived from the Bible, especially from the Gospels and the Book of Revelation, the Pauline epistles and the old testament prophecies of the books of Daniel, Isaiah, and Ezekiel.
It seems that as early as the third century, mainstream Christianity de-emphasized the importance and imminence of the end of the world, stressing instead the need for individuals to prepare for their own personal destiny.
www.skepticwiki.org /wiki/index.php/Eschatology   (1220 words)

  
 Eschatology - The Christian Arsenal
Eschatology Bibliographies - CRI is concerned primarily with responding to both heretical attacks against and aberrational distortions of the historical Christian faith.
Eschatology - The Walter Method - The Eschatology Foundation perpetuates a system of progressive teaching through which the student can discover the scientific and mental nature of life.
Too many Christians have missed out on the blessing that comes from the study of this important subject because they are intimidated and confused by it.
www.christianarsenal.com /Eschatology.htm   (928 words)

  
 REVELATION
the Christian understanding of eschatology fits into the Jewish mindset but enlarges the end into the Christian age, understanding the Christina age to be the end of God's heilsgeschichte and plan of salvation.
The student is encouraged to click on eschatology and eschatological language refer to this term in the glossary of terms provided for this study.
Christians thus speak of an inaugurated eschatology in which the eschatological kingdom was inaugurated with the coming of the Messiah, with the church age being the inauguration of the kingdom age.
www.centerce.org /BIBL666/Eschatology.htm   (558 words)

  
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 End Times Prophecy and Eschatology - Christianbook.com
Christians call the future coming of Jesus for His people the "rapture." Jesus Christ also said there will be a time of terrible trouble called the "Great Tribulation." As the global situation heats up on an unprecedented scale, questions about the rapture take on greater significance: Which will come first?
In part two, the focus is on eschatology in the cultural sciences and ethics, with a particular emphasis on the shaping of eschatological thought.
Recognizing that eschatology, the study of future things, is a complicated and controversial subject, Riddlebarger provides definitions of key terms and a helpful overview of various viewpoints.
www.christianbook.com /Christian/Books/cms_content/305172151?page=63431&sp=1011&event=1028RNF|40082|1028   (1843 words)

  
 International Institute for Christian Culture
In effect, some Christians, misreading Matthew 24 and other passages, concluded that the nation of Israel HAD to be established, a new Temple rebuilt and for the new nation then to undergo persecution and tribulation BEFORE Jesus could return.
Perhaps this is the reason why Christians would rather not think through this issue; the Jews have suffered terribly during the past two thousand years, first by the Romans, then under certain “Christian” princes and finally, monstrously during the Nazi holocaust.
Christians who already BELIEVED we were living in the “last days” asserted that the nation of Israel needed to be reestablished before the Lord could return.
www.christian-civilization.org /Israel_prophecy.html   (4793 words)

  
 Early Christian Eschatology
Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D. Eschatology comes from the Greek term ta eskata meaning "the final things;" hence, eschatology is the science or study of the last destiny of the world and of humanity.
The Biblical materials pre-dating the Christian period contain very little discussion of the fate of the individual after death.
Thus, eschatology in the Hebrew Bible is primarily this worldly and communal (not other-worldly and individual).
www.jcu.edu /Bible/205/Readings/EXnEschatology.htm   (987 words)

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