101 Questions and Answers on the Four Last Things

101 Questions and Answers on the Four Last Things

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Joseph Kelley has written a short, accessible, thorough introduction to, and overview of, Christian teaching on death, judgment, hell and heaven, called in theology the qfour last things.q Presented in the popular 101 Questions format, this book shows how these four topics, also referred to as qChristian eschatology, q have their ancient roots in the sacred books of the Hebrew Scriptures, especially in the later writings known as apocalyptic literature. The New Testament receives and builds upon Jewish thought and piety, finding in Jesus Christ a new revelation about the meaning of death, the nature of judgment, and God's desire that all be saved and united through Christ in heaven. Kelley clearly presents the major theological ideas about the four last things that have emerged in Christian history, as well as the sacramental and pastoral practices surrounding death. This one-step guide to Catholic teaching on death, judgment, heaven, and hell is a one-of-a-kind book and will make informative, fascinating reading.Bible. 63. Is hell mentioned in the Hebrew scriptures? The early Hebrews had the concept of sheol, an underground realm of existence after death. It was a land of darkness, gloom, and forgetfulness to which all humans go after death, regardless of how well or ill they live (question 2). ... The word gehenna begins to appear after 500 BCE as a place where evildoersa€” Jew and Gentile a€” are punishedanbsp;...

Title:101 Questions and Answers on the Four Last Things
Author: Joseph T. Kelley
Publisher:Paulist Press - 2006

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