Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eschaton and Eschata

"The primary emphasis in New Testament eschatology is on the significance of the appearance of the Eschaton in Christ which shapes our understanding of the present and the future. Over the centuries, however, the emphasis has fallen on a treatment of the individual eschata to the neglect of the Eschaton in Christ. Somediing of a separation has taken place between our understanding of the Eschaton in Christ and its relationship to the individual eschata."


--Dermot Lane, Keeping Hope Alive: Stirrings in Christian Theology (New York: Paulist, 1996), 2.

2 comments:

T said...

Forgive my ignorance, but is there anyway that you could break down this quote in layman's terms? My Theological knowledge leaves something to be desired in this particular area. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Jesus is the Beginning and THE END :)