Eternal God, Eternal Life: Theological Investigations into the Concept of Immortality (Paperback)Philip G. Ziegler (editor)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Theologians in recent times have avoided giving an account of immortality so thank goodness we now have this book. In these fine essays we learn to see why immortality must be Christologically disciplined if we are to avoid needless speculations. Hopefully this book will be widely read and studied. * Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law, Duke University, USA *
Immortality is, properly speaking, a perfection of God alone. Yet immortality is also 'brought to life' for creatures through the gospel of God's saving action. What should theology say about the nature of God's own eternal life, and about eternal life as God's gift to creatures? What might it mean for human existence to be defined - here and now - by the Christian hope of fellowship with God beyond our present mortal bounds, and by the prospect of God's ultimate transformation of all things temporal and physical? These essays offer stimulating contributions to such questions. The work of highly perceptive thinkers, they provide an orderly set of studies on some of the essential ways in which eschatology must be shaped by the doctrine of God; the authors also demonstrate how the relationship between these areas of theology ought to be profoundly determinative of Christian ethics and mission. * Ivor Davidson, University of Aberdeen, UK *
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