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By Paul J. Griffiths

loss of life isn't the end—either for people or for all creatures. yet whereas Christianity has obsessed over the way forward for humanity, it has missed the ends for nonhuman animals, inanimate creatures, and angels. In Decreation, Paul J. Griffiths explores how orthodox Christian theology will be built to incorporate the final issues of all creatures.

Griffiths employs conventional and ancient Christian theology of the final issues to create either a grammar and a lexicon for a brand new eschatology. Griffiths imagines heaven as an unending, repetitively static, communal, and enfleshed adoration of the triune God during which angels, nonhuman animals, and inanimate gadgets each one discover a position. Hell turns into a last and irreversible separation from God—annihilation—sin’s precise objective and the final luck of the sinner. This grammar, Griffiths indicates, offers Christians new how one can take into consideration the redemption of all issues, to visualize relationships with nonhuman creatures, and to stay in an international devastated by way of a double fall.

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