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DVSS 721 - Apocalyptic Literature: Eschatology

Presents a historical-critical analysis of biblical apocalyptic literature. The course introduces the literary genre of apocalyptic with a special focus on Daniel and Revelation, read within the context of Jewish apocalyptic, and teaches students to analy

Introduction

Christian eschatology is concerned with death, an intermediate state, Heaven, hell, the return of Jesus, the resurrection of the dead, the end of the world, the last judgment, a new heaven and a new earth (the World to Come), and the ultimate culmination of all of God's purposes.  

Pope Benedict XVI

Chrisitian Eschatology

Resurrection

Resources

Good Article

General Audiences on Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and the Journey of Life by Pope John Paul II