John Dominic Crossan

J.D. Crossan redefining of “eschatology” in The Historical Jesus: Five Views (p. 109) stood out to me as one of the more agreeable aspects of his essay. This week I quote him where he wrote,

Eschatology is not about the destruction of the earth but about its transfiguration, not about the end of the world but about the end of evil, injustice, violence—and imperialism. I think of the eschaton as the Great Divine Clean-Up of the World. It is clear, I hope, that the kingdom is 100 percent political and 100 percent religious altogether and inextricably intertwined at the same time. It is ultimately about who runs this world and how, therefore, it should be run.