Reading Guide Eschatology and Christianity

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Eschatology and Christianity Kessler pp. 288(“Religions of Salvation”)-295 3-5 Key Terms: Review: What does Eschatology mean? How is predestination a criticism of the Catholic Church? Can you describe why Calvin’s ideas about predestination didn’t simply lead to people saying, “it’s already decided, I can do whatever I want.” In other words, why does he think predestination leads to a good work ethic? How is salvation related to an idea that there is something wrong with human being, or the way that the world is? How is the afterworld of Hades and Sheol different from those imagined in the Christian and Islamic traditions, as presented by Kessler? Why would the release from individual identity be viewed as salvation?
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Kessler, ch. 12, pp. 282-87, “Eschatological Theodicies,” pp. 169-171 The Gospel of Matthew 24 Book of Revelations , 17-19 What is an eschatological theodicy? Why might a group prefer an other-worldly theodicy to a this-worldly
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course WR 227 taught by Professor U.nknown during the Spring '10 term at Portland State.

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