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Eschatology and Apocalypses

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Course: 
Roman Palestine
Lecture: 
1011 Lecture 10

Eschatology, or “the doctrine of last things,” is today often employed as a comprehensive term for all religious ideas of the afterlife. In the following, however, we shall employ the concept Eschatology in its original sense: eschatology describes and explains the goal and ultimate destiny of human history. Eschatology thus presupposes a unique linear flow of history from the beginning to the end of temporal history. 

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Theophyle
Original Date: 
July 5, 2010
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