A four week Course on Eschatology

Coming up soon! We are resuming our short courses on different theological areas. Our next class is a four week course on Eschatology. This will address the biblical and the church teachings on the last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell. It aims at deepening of our faith and understanding of how our life is influenced not just by our past experiences (history) but also by our beliefs about the future. Hence, work of salvation is not just an entire return to the past, the future is significant too.

COURSE OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION
a) What is eschatology?
b) Why Study eschatology?

1. ATHEISM AND THE PROBLEM OF AFTER-LIFE
a) Classical view
b) Secular Humanism

2. BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY
a) Eschatology in Old Testament
b) Eschatology in New Testament
c) Collective eschatology
d) Individual eschatology

3. THE TEACHINGS OF THE CHURCH
a) The mystery of Death
b) Judgment: individual and collective judgment
c) The suffering church: Purgatory
d) Eternal life in Heaven
e) Retribution of the wicked: Hell

DATES: DAY TIME
April 29 – May 20, 2013 Monday 9: 30-10:30am
April 30 – May 21, 2013 Tuesday 7:00- 8:00pm

VENUE: Seton Hall

Facilitated by
Sr. Elizabeth Wanyoike
Adult Faith Formation Coordinator

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