Remembering the Future (Toward an Eschatological Ontology) hardcover

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Expected release date is Dec 1st 2023

By: John D. Zizioulas, Metropolitan of Pergamon

This long-awaited, posthumous book by Metropolitan of Pergamon John Zizioulas, with an insightful and heartfelt prologue by Pope Francis, is a comprehensive exploration of eschatology and its profound implications for theology and ontology. It is divided into five chapters, each addressing a specific aspect of eschatology and its relationship with various theological themes. Through rigorous analysis and theological insight, the book explores how eschatology shapes our understanding of existence, purpose, and ultimate destiny. This scholarly work offers a deep dive into the theological and philosophical aspects of the Eschaton, providing readers with valuable insights into the Christian understanding of the future and its implications for the present. With meticulous attention to detail and a rich array of topics, this book is invaluable for theologians and scholars seeking a deeper grasp of eschatological thought. It is written for those who have accepted the fact of the Resurrection of Christ and are interested in the “logical” consequences that follow the acceptance of this fact: “credo ut intelligam”.

Language: English
Number of pages: 336, hardcover

Published: 2023

John D. Zizioulas, Metropolitan of Pergamon, was previously the Professor of Systematic Theology at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and visiting Professor at King's College, London and the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is generally recognized as the most brilliant and creative theologian in the Church today. Metropolitan of Pergamon is dealing with the most contemporary, the most urgent, the most existential issues facing the Church today. The sermon is a “ministry” or “priestly service” (Rom. 15:16). The word of God differs from every kind of human word, because it aims at transmitting the will of God to man, to revealing and transmitting to man the message of God’s love, the assurance that “God is with us” throughout our lives. The goal of the sermon is to translate the message of the Gospel into the language and concepts of each particular era, centering it on the cultural context of a particular time and place. The foundation of the sermon must always remain the Scripture readings, both on Sundays as well as on the feasts of the saints. This is why the sermon is placed in the Divine Liturgy after the holy readings. —Metropolitan John of Pergamon