Joseph Kelley has written a short, accessible, thorough introduction to, and overview of, Christian teaching on death, judgment, hell and heaven, called in theology the qfour last things.q Presented in the popular 101 Questions format, this book shows how these four topics, also referred to as qChristian eschatology, q have their ancient roots in the sacred books of the Hebrew Scriptures, especially in the later writings known as apocalyptic literature. The New Testament receives and builds upon Jewish thought and piety, finding in Jesus Christ a new revelation about the meaning of death, the nature of judgment, and God's desire that all be saved and united through Christ in heaven. Kelley clearly presents the major theological ideas about the four last things that have emerged in Christian history, as well as the sacramental and pastoral practices surrounding death. This one-step guide to Catholic teaching on death, judgment, heaven, and hell is a one-of-a-kind book and will make informative, fascinating reading.The main apocalyptic writings in the Hebrew Bible are Ezekiel and Daniel, and in the New Testament the Book of Revelation. There are also apocalyptic passages in the Gospels (Mark 13, Matt 24, Luke 21) and in some New Testament lettersanbsp;...
|Title||:||101 Questions and Answers on the Four Last Things|
|Author||:||Joseph T. Kelley|
|Publisher||:||Paulist Press - 2006|