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Post-eschatological

I sometimes use the term “post-eschatological” with reference to the situation of the people of God after the major eschatological horizons of the Jewish war and the victory of the community in Christ over Greek-Roman paganism. This is a little misleading, but it is meant to take account of the fact that most of what the New Testament has to say about the future refers to these foreseeable historical events. I do not mean to preclude the third horizon of a final judgment and final remaking of creation.

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A quick comment for a short post.

This is the dictionary definition (American Heritage®)

es·cha·tol·o·gy (ĕs′kə-tŏl′ə-jē) n.

1. The branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind.

2. A belief or a doctrine concerning the ultimate or final things, such as death, the destiny of humanity, the Second Coming, or the Last Judgment

The expression “post-eschatological” is just as confusing and misleading as the specular Roman Catholic expression “intermediate eschatology” (International Theological Commission, Some Current Questions In Eschatology 1992, @ vatican.va)