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Hope against Hope: Christian Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium

Hope against Hope Christian Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium The hopes by which the modern West has lived are widely understood to have failed At the outset of the third millennium we see the ideology of historical progress for what it is a myth that can no lo

  • Title: Hope against Hope: Christian Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium
  • Author: Richard Bauckham Trevor A. Hart
  • ISBN: 9780802843913
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • The hopes by which the modern West has lived are widely understood to have failed At the outset of the third millennium, we see the ideology of historical progress for what it is a myth that can no longer provide humanity with grounds for true hope In Hope against Hope Richard Bauckham and Trevor Hart present a way forward through a radical faith in a global futureThe hopes by which the modern West has lived are widely understood to have failed At the outset of the third millennium, we see the ideology of historical progress for what it is a myth that can no longer provide humanity with grounds for true hope In Hope against Hope Richard Bauckham and Trevor Hart present a way forward through a radical faith in a global future that is in God s hands.Using the present failure of secular hope as the context for a renewal of the Christian vision for the future, Bauckham and Hart seek to re source Christian hope from its rich heritage of biblical promises and their interpretation in the Christian tradition In a fresh and skillful way they explore the major images of eschatology the Antichrist, the millennium, the last judgment, the kingdom of God, and others proposing the category of imagination as the key to understanding their significance today The authors insist throughout on the cosmic scope of Christian eschatology, writing of God s future not just for human individuals but for the whole creation, and they explore the relevance of such an eschatology for Christian living in the present.A thoroughly interdisciplinary work that integrates biblical study, systematic theology, and astute analysis of contemporary Western culture, Hope against Hope is unique in offering a heartening look at the future from the perspective of life today.

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    1. Richard Bauckham Trevor A. Hart

      Richard Bauckham PhD, University of Cambridge is senior scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England, where he teaches for the Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges He is also a visiting professor at St Mellitus College, London, and emeritus professor of New Testament at the University of St Andrews He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the author of numerous books.

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    1. This book is about “hope in the transcending possibilities of God the Creator who gives his creation future, against hope in the merely immanent possibilities of human history” (page xi). Hence the title: Hope against hope.In the first chapter the authors describe the decline of secular hope. Highlighting that progress itself has turned threatening (page 8), pointing to the future of the planet being in balance. The myth of progress is unmasked for its immanent tendency towards utopia (page [...]


    2. Dense. Which being interpreted means: you have to work at reading but it's worth it. There are though provoking gems on every page. Bauckham and Hart summarize the death of progressivism/modernism as neatly as I've seen. That perspective permeated the arguments throughout the remainder of the book. After describing apocalyptic/imaginative language, 10 key themes are developed.Hope becomes the only legitimate alternative to the pessimism of postmodern thought. The section on the kingdom of God is [...]



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