Description Do Eschatology And Peace Go Together Is Eschatology Mostly About Retribution And Fear Or Compassion And Hope Compassionate Eschatology Brings Together A Group Of International Scholars Representing A Wide Range Of Christian Traditions To Address These Questions Together They Make The Case That Christianity S Teaching About The End Times Should And Can Center On Jesus S Message Of Peace And Reconciliation Offering A Peace Oriented Reading Of The Book Of Revelation And Other Biblical Materials Relevant To Christian Eschatology, This Book Breaks New Ground In Its Consistent Message That Compassion Not Retribution Stands At The Heart Of The Doctrine Of The Last Things Besides Its Creative Treatment Of Biblical Materials, Compassionate Eschatology Also Makes A Distinctive Contribution In How Several Essays Engage The Thought Of Rene Girard And His Mimetic Theory Girard S Project Is Shown To Reinforce The Biblical Message Of Eschatological Peace Endorsements Compassionate Eschatology Is An Extraordinary Book That Reveals The Biblical Teaching Of The Non Violent, Peace Filled, Non Judgmental, And Ecological End Of The World Influenced By The Thought Of Rene Girard, The Authors Chorus In The Midst Of The Dragon And Beasts, The Lamb Of God Will Prevail Over Their Vicious Power Of Exploitation, Disruption, Vengeance, Violence, And Destruction With The Incesstant Love Of God This Eschatology Does Not Deny All Human Efforts In History, But Fulfills Them With God S Grace And Compassion Reading This Book Uplifts Me To Face Today S Challenges With Tomorrow S Strength This Hope Filled Book Is A Must Read For All Pastors And Lay People Andrew Sung Park Professor Of Theology And Ethics United Theological Seminary, Dayton OH A Fascinating, Stimulating Collection From A Diverse Group Of Scholars, Filled With Exciting Insights Compassionate Eschatology Interweaves Close Readings Of The Bible With Revelation As Its Central Text Theology And Current Events To Shed Light On The Times Of The End The Authors Reveal, Each From Their Own Angle Of Vision, How God S Ultimate Purpose Is Not Destructive Vengeance, But The Healing Into Harmony Of All Creation Wes Howard Brook Author Of Come Out, My People God S Call Out Of Empire In The Bible And Beyond About The Contributor S Ted Grimsrud Is Professor Of Theology And Peace Studies At Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia His Most Recent Books Include A Pacifist Way Of Knowing Co Editor, 2010 , Theology As If Jesus Matters 2009 , And Embodying The Way Of Jesus 2007 Michael Hardin Is Executive Director Of Preaching Peace, Lancaster, Pennsylvania He Is Author Of The Jesus Driven Life 2010 , And Co Editor Of Peace Be With You 2010 And Stricken By God 2007.
Ted Grimsrud is Professor in the Bible Religion Dept of Eastern Mennonite University EMU.Prior to teaching at EMU, Ted Grimsrud served 10 years as a pastor in Mennonite churches in Arizona, Oregon and South Dakota He is especially interested in the connection between Christian theology and pacifism He teaches classes in theology, peace studies, ethics, and the Bible He is married to Ka
- 308 pages
- Compassionate Eschatology
- Ted Grimsrud
- 06 September 2019 Ted Grimsrud