Eschatology, as the author notes, has been closed for repairs for quite some time past. This book opens up the doors, with new insights and images of what may be ahead for us.
The argument throughout is that God’s loving relationship with us, revealed in Jesus Christ, cannot be broken. Well-worn topics such as general judgement, hell, heaven and purgatory are treated in a fresh and intelligibly satisfying way, while concise and illuminating treatment is given to human solidarity in Christ, universal salvation, the divinisation of humankind and the future of the material world.
Of course, this brief overview opens up more questions than it answers, but it offers a fresh departure in exploring a dimension of reality too long neglected.
Brian Grogan SJ is a former President of Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy in Dublin and is Emeritus Associate Professor of Spirituality there. He works and writes on Ignatian Spirituality and is the author of reflective ‘Living’, ‘Love Beyond All Telling’, ‘Finding God in All Things’ and ‘Our Graced Life-Stories’.