Eschatology

Designation: THEO 7063

Seminar in various approaches to the doctrine of last things. Using eschatological issues as basic human questions, students will work with categories of Christian eschatological discourse: death, resurrection, judgment, Jesus Christ, consummation, and eternal life. In addition to gathering biblical data (including the apocalyptic and messianic traditions), attention will be given to evaluating various schools of interpretation, including: chiliasm, the Augustinian model, Joachimism, covenantal theology, dispensationalism, Barthianism, realized eschatology, kingdom thought, theology of hope, logical positivism, eco-eschatology, the Orthodox and Catholic traditions, Process thinking, and nihilism. The historic creeds will provide a frame of reference for building an authentically Christian eschatology.

Recommended Prior Study

  • Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, THEO 5023 Christian Theology II, BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament and BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament, or permission of instructor.

Instructor

Dr. Anna Robbins
Dr. Millard R. Cherry Professor of Theology, Ethics and Culture: 1-902-585-2251: anna.robbins@acadiau.ca