Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Setting the scene: a modern debate about faith and history; 2. Relating scripture and systematic theology: some preliminary issues; 3. Ways of approaching the Book of Revelation; 4. The spatial dimension of the Book of Revelation; 5. The temporal dimension of the Book of Revelation; 6. Pannenberg, Moltmann, and the Book of Revelation; 7. Conclusions; Bibliography; Indexes.
This book examines the question of how God might be thought to relate to the realm of human history.
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