Body & Hope

A Constructive Interpretation of Recent Eschatology
by Means of the Phenomenology of the Body

Dogmatic in der Moderne No. 5

Book Title

Edited by: Johanne Stubbe Teglbjaerg Kristensen
February 2014
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161529139
306 Pages
$145.00 Paper original


In this book, Johanne Stubbe Teglbjærg Kristensen analyses the relationship between body and hope. She critically investigates the eschatologies of Paul Tillich, Jürgen Moltmann and Wolfhart Pannenberg from the perspective of the phenomenology of the body represented by Maurice Merleau-Ponty. By focusing on the eschatological challenge of the body through a thematization of the issue of continuity, the author constructively interprets the classic eschatological themes of death, resurrection, judgement and the Second Coming. She shows how the classic eschatological issues of the relationship between time and eternity, as well as of the relationship between the individual and the community require new conceptions. By taking the phenomenology of the body into consideration, Teglbjærg Kristensen suggests both a new eschatological approach and a new conception of eschatology.