Hope For Ever: The Christian View of Life and Death
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About "Hope For Ever: The Christian View of Life and Death"
Hope in relation to life and death is a topic of great importance. It seeks to make sense of history, with its evil and suffering as well as its good. Moreover, the topic forces us to give a full account of God. The doctrine of hope pushes inquirers to the intellectual and spiritual limits of theological investigation, and helps them to answer questions about the meaning and purpose of life and the nature and consequences of death.
Meet the Author
Stephen S. Smalley (Ph.D., Cambridge) is an internationally recognized Johannine scholar and Dean Emeritus of Chester Cathedral, England. His previous works include Christ and Spirit in the New Testament, John: Evangelist and Interpreter, and The Revelation to John. Canon Smalley has also completed revised his 1,2,3 John (Word Biblical Commentary) originally published in 1984.
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This book contains four chapters which originally formed the 2004 Didsbury Lectures which were delivered in the Nazarene Theological College, Manchester. It examines hope in relation to life and death. More specifically, it looks at what the Bible teaches on topics like life after death, eternal life, resurrection, judgment, hell and heaven. It also examines teachings on reincarnation and purgatory. The four chapters are not only easy to read but also stimulating and thought-provoking. The author offers interesting perspectives such as those who have never heard the Gospel in this life may have a chance to choose in the next life and hell is basically the absence of God and not the hell which medieval times had depicted it. This book should belong to the shelf of every pastor, theological student and even the lay Christian who is interested in the subject of personal eschatology.