Apocalyptic Eschatology and the Delay of Parousia
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... Epistles' View on Apocalyptic Eschatology and the 'Delay of Parousia What is Apocalyptic Eschatology Eschatology is the doctrine of last things but it is the last things of God's plan to redeem man, not the last things of planet earth (Curtis, D.,2006). Eschatology in its original sense: eschatology describes and explains the goal and ultimate destiny of human history (Schmithals,W. 2006).
Apocalyptics are myths among many peoples of the collapse of the world, sometimes also of a time of redemption to be expected upon the ending of the world; and in these, of course, Christian influences are often present. The eschatological beliefs of Western as well as of Islamic cultural history are rooted in late...