Tag: Future

Eschatology and Politics: the last things we want to talk about? by Geoffrey Penn

Eschatology and Politics: the last things we want to talk about? by Geoffrey Penn

  Summary Christians fail to do justice to ‘politics’ when they seek to withdraw from the political arena or to use political power to dominate society. Similarly, Christians misunderstand ‘eschatology’ when they obsessively focus on debates about end-times chronology and when they effectively ignore it altogether. In each case, the purpose of biblical eschatology – […]

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Enhancing humans or a new creation? by Denis Alexander

Enhancing humans or a new creation? by Denis Alexander

    Summary Enhancement involves giving abilities integral to the body beyond those we would normally consider a human to possess. Transhumanism is an influential philosophy based on human autonomy in which enhancement technologies play a central role. This paper summarises transhumanism, describes the scope of current enhancing technologies, and provides a Christian critique, presenting […]

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A brief theology of time by Paul Mills

A brief theology of time by Paul Mills

  Summary This chapter reviews the biblical witness that God is both transcendent over time and acting within it. Theological challenges to this view, including the development of ‘free-will theism’, have recently been allied to the findings of chaos theory and quantum mechanics. However, the traditional view of God’s relation to time can accommodate these […]

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Christianity and financial security: faith verus prudence by Paul Mills

Christianity and financial security: faith verus prudence by Paul Mills

  Summary This essay is the first of two concerned with financial management from a Christian perspective. It confronts the tension in biblical teaching enjoining the exercise of personal faith and prudence with respect to wealth. It then addresses some of the practical issues involved in determining the appropriate level of savings and insurance. The […]

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