Eschatology is often viewed as a marginal topic within the Biblical text, the playground of cranks and scholars (sometimes in the same person!). And it is just as frequently viewed as dangerously and perplexingly violent. But biblical eschatology is the birthplace of Christian theology and the driving force of Christian mission. Christians are called to join God in the mission of making all things new, in the healing of the world. And in spite of its violent reputation, this eschatological call is ultimately a call to Shalom, to Good News, not violence and not bad news. Although the violent elements are present, they are neither inevitable nor desired. This brief study will enable students to begin to reframe their understanding of God’s purposes for the world.
Live Class Dates
The course begins May 17, 2017 and runs weekly at 7PM EST. The live class dates are as follows:
May 17 – Session 1
May 24 – Session 2
May 31 – Session 3
Jun 7 – Session 4
Jun 14 – Session 5
Jun 21 – Session 6
Full course details, including session titles and attachments, are available upon registration.
About The Instructor
John E. (Jay) Phelan is Senior Professor of Theological Studies at North Park Theological Seminary. He teaches Bible and theology including, especially, introductory courses to the New Testament and biblical Eschatology. Recent books include Essential Eschatology (Intervarsity Press) and Doing Theology for the Church (Editor) Wipf and Stock. He is also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church.
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