Eschatology and Advent (5) Christianity without eschatology is not Christian

Continuing our journey through the theme of eschatology and advent, at this stage reviewing developments in NT eschatology and especially how within Christianity ‘future hope’ is no marginal doctrine but is like the spine that gives support and shape to the whole. Without it Christian faith collapses in a heap.

We left off with the (re)emergence of an ‘already and not yet’ eschatology in NT biblical studies in the second half of the twentieth century. God’s future has broken into the present within history. We are to be people of hope in what God has done in the death and…

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