47. Eschatology in Science and Theology

  1. J. B. Stump2 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett3
  1. Robert John Russell

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch47

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Russell, R. J. (2012) Eschatology in Science and Theology, in The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (eds J. B. Stump and A. G. Padgett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch47

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335712

Online ISBN: 9781118241455



  • eschatology in science and theology;
  • eschatology in Christian theology, apocalyptic;
  • eschatology, and content of systematic theology;
  • challenge of scientific cosmology;
  • eschatology and cosmology, minimalist responses;
  • “two-worlds” model of theology and science;
  • cosmology, being irrelevant to eschatology;
  • dialogue and interaction, transformation of the universe;
  • theological reconstruction of eschatology


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Place of Eschatology in Christian Theology

  • The Challenge of Scientific Cosmology

  • Eschatology and Cosmology: A Variety of Minimalist Responses

  • Dialogue and Interaction: Eschatology and the Transformation of the Universe

  • Conclusions and Future Research

  • Notes

  • References

  • Further Reading