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The Church as Hope-Bearer

Matheson, Peter (2004) The Church as Hope-Bearer. In: Hope: Challenging the Culture of Despair. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

This chapter argues that hope, as a theological term, is menacing because it takes us away from where we are, to a place that cannot yet be apprehended. But hope is also an affirmation of life and future. This chapter explores the theology of hope through the motifs of creation, the challenge of radical evil, and the promise of eschatology.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Hope, despair, eschatology, philosophy, theology, evil, creation, history, nihilism
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): C - Systematic Theology
C - Church History
Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 12:24
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2010 10:10
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/149

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