This book brings together a world-renowned collection of philosophers and theologians to explore the ways in which the resurgence of eschatological thought in contemporary theology and the continued relevance of phenomenology in philosophy can illuminate each other. Through a series of phenomenological analyses of key eschatological concepts and detailed readings in some of the key figures of both disciplines, this text reveals that phenomenology and eschatology cannot be fully understood without each other: without eschatology, phenomenology would not have developed the ethical and futural aspects that characterize it today; without phenomenology, eschatology would remain relegated to the sidelines of serious theological discourse. Along the way, such diverse themes as time, death, parousia, and the call are re-examined and redefined. Containing new contributions from Jean-Yves Lacoste, Claude Romano, Richard Kearney, Kevin Hart and others, this book is necessary reading for anyone interested in the intersection of contemporary philosophy and theology.
’… this collection is a thought-provoking and worthwhile example of how phenomenology intersects with theological concerns.’ Religious Studies Review 'We are, we may say, not yet in a position fully to grasp the place and effect of the not yet in the now - and the contributors are to be thanked for raising the issue and for doing so in a vigorous and engaged manner. Hopefully, this book will be a stimulus to renewing interest in what has to be one of the key questions for contemporary philosophical theology in the broadly continental tradition.' Theologische Literaturzeitung '… a well-edited collection full of thoughtful essays by some of the major scholars in the field. Given the present interest in apocalyptic theology, the "new phenomenology" emerging from France, and the interface between philosophy and theology in general, the book will find numerous audiences who will learn much from the essays present within it.' Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
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