Christian Understandings of the Future

The Historical Trajectory

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Amy Frykholm
Christian Understandings
  • Minneapolis, MN : 
    Augsburg Fortress
    , October
     2016.
     376 pages.
     $24.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781451484571.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Ian Jones forthcoming.

Description

Throughout the two-thousand-year span of Christian history, believers in Jesus have sought to articulate their faith and their understanding of how God works in the world. How do we, as we examine the vast and varied output of those who came before us, understand the unity and the diversity of their thinking? How do we make sense of our own thought in light of theirs? The Christian Understandings series offers to help.

In this crisp and engaging volume Amy Frykholm offers a tour through more than two millennia of Christian thought on the future. Starting with the contexts of the Hebrew Bible and moving forward, Frykholm outlines the enduring fascination believers have had with future events and the myriad ways they have articulated their beliefs about what the future holds. From the imperial contexts of the book of Revelation to the end times prophecy of Harold Camping, Frykholm presents a thoughtful and insightful tour.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Amy Frykholm is author of Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Biography (2010) and Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America (2004). She works as a writer and editor for The Christian Century and lives in Colorado.

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