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Decreation By Paul J. Griffiths

Decreation by Paul J. Griffiths

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Summary

Death is not the end - either for humans or for all creatures. But while Christianity has obsessed over the future of humanity, it has neglected the ends for nonhuman animals, inanimate creatures, and angels. In Decreation, Paul J. Griffiths explores how orthodox Christian theology might be developed to include the last things of all creatures.

Decreation Summary

Decreation: The Last Things of All Creatures by Paul J. Griffiths

Death is not the endaeither for humans or for all creatures. But while Christianity has obsessed over the future of humanity, it has neglected the ends for nonhuman animals, inanimate creatures, and angels. In Decreation , Paul J. Griffiths explores how orthodox Christian theology might be developed to include the last things of all creatures. Griffiths employs traditional and historical Christian theology of the last things to create both a grammar and a lexicon for a new eschatology. Griffiths imagines heaven as an endless, repetitively static, communal, and enfleshed adoration of the triune God in which angels, nonhuman animals, and inanimate objects each find a place. Hell becomes a final and irreversible separation from Godaannihilationasin's true aim and the last success of the sinner. This grammar, Griffiths suggests, gives Christians new ways to think about the redemption of all things, to imagine relationships with nonhuman creatures, and to live in a world devastated by a double fall.

Decreation Reviews

A consummate work of impressively detailed theological scholarship... -- Paul T. Vogel -- The Midwest Book Review
Informed amateur theologians as well as trained ones, readers who enjoy a rigorously thoughtful writer, and Christians seeking to hone a greater intellectual connection to their faith will find this a rewarding and stimulating book. -- Russell E. Saltzman -- Aleteia
A major work on the traditional theme of the last things. -- Neil Ormerod -- Theological Studies
A stimulating theological study. -- Choice
This is a remarkable book. In the clarity and care of its argumentation it is a model of theological method. While treating questions that have sometimes been relegated to the fringe of Christian theological enquiry, it sheds new light on topics across the range of theological concerns: the nature of time, tears, and political quietism, to name but a few. -- David Clough -- Anglican Theological Review
The bookas expansiveness shows how valuable and needed it is for theologians to reflect on the last things, and Griffithsas volume will surely be a benchmark for a long time to come on this topic. -- David Cloutier -- The Journal of Religion
No one reading this book can fail to admire the creativity, energy and originality of its author, and perhaps to some extent its audacity. -- Celia Deane-Drummond -- International Journal of Systematic Theology
There is a kind of sobriety in evidence here, most of all in the lucidity of the prose and the delimitations of the project. But there is also an enraptured, unadulterated pleasure of the soul at worka|The result is sublime. -- Brad East -- Marginalia Review of Books

About Paul J. Griffiths

Paul J. Griffiths is Warren Chair of Catholic Theology at Duke Divinity School.

Table of Contents

Preface; Lexicon; Last Things Defined; Annihilation: The First Last Thing; Simple Stasis: The Second Last Thing; Repetitive Stasis: The Third Last Thing; Epektasy: Denying Last Things; Iconicity: Representing Last Things; Theology and Last Things; Doctrine and Last Things; The Doctrinal Schema; The Narrative Arc; Patterns of Thought; The Lord's Eternity; The Chronic Temporality of Creatures; Time Damaged: Metronome; Time Healed: Liturgy, Systole, Fold; Thinking About Angels; What Angels Are; Angelic Fall; Angelic Last Things; Human Flesh; The Discarnate Intermediate State; Human Last Things (1): Annihilation; Human Last Things (2): Heaven; Hell Reconstrued; The Church's Last Thing; Plants and Animals; The Last Things of Plants and Animals; Inanimate Creatures; The Last Things of Inanimate Creatures; Opus Domini; Trembling; Delight; Lament; Quietus; Bibliographic Essays; Bibliographic List.

Additional information

CIN000787118
9781481302302
1481302302
Decreation: The Last Things of All Creatures by Paul J. Griffiths
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Baylor University Press
2018-02-01
408
N/A
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