The Common Hour: Yearning for the End of All Things

Yearning for the End of All Things: Who Wants That and Why?

Dr. Lee Barrett, Lancaster Theological Seminary

Fascination with the end-times has recurred with regularity in the history of Christianity. However, each generation seems to project different scenarios of the sometimes feared and sometimes hoped for future. We will look at some of the motivations for this interest, and the ways in which diverse apocalyptic passions have given rise to divergent and often conflicting theologies.