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We can say the following about the notion of suffering in the New Testament. Eternal Life as reward for suffering sustained faithfully: We see this theme in John 6: 20-22: Eternal Life leads them to discount present tribulations. 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18:…

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The key concept in the Old Testament is the notion of the Covenant. God makes a covenant with his people. He intervenes in history to form a people. He is their God and they are His people. He is the One God and Lord of All. The people sing His praise as…

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Mary Ann Fatula defines suffering as, “the disruption of inner human harmony caused by physical, mental, spiritual and emotional forces …Continue reading →

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Why, Oh why? This is a cry we often hear from a person suffering, or of one who encounters suffering …Continue reading →

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The eschatological hopes and aspirations of the Old Testament make up the atmosphere in which the mission and ministry of Jesus is to be understood. The over-riding horizon of the life of Jesus is the announcement of the Kingdom of God: “Now after John…

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The Old Testament is an appropriate point of departure for any understanding of Eschatology, not simply because it helps us to understand the New Testament better, which it certainly does, but also because it introduces us into a world of symbol, myth,…

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The Old Testament is an appropriate point of departure for any understanding of Eschatology, not simply because it helps us to understand the New Testament better, which it certainly does, but also because it introduces us into a world of symbol, myth,…

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The content of Christian hope, and before that of biblical hope, has been expressed in prayer, confessions of faith, and catechesis in bold, concrete images such as a banquet (Lk 14: 15-24), a wedding feast (Mt 22: 1-14; 25: 1-13), a city without walls or…

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Eschatology is the systematic reflection on the content of our Christian hope. As corollary to this it also includes reflection on the risk of not attaining what our hope holds out to us. The word eschata in Greek means ends or outcomes, and the…

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First, regarding exclusive language and the image of God. Many women criticize the Church for its theology, its message about God and humankind. Traditionally this has been presented in a way which can give an unthinking support for the exclusion of…
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