By Paul J. Griffiths
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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