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Waiting in Christian Traditions: Balancing Ideology and Utopia

Waiting in Christian Traditions: Balancing Ideology and Utopia (Hardback)

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Christians wait for prayers to be answered, for an afterlife in heaven, for the Virgin Mary to appear, and for God to speak. They wait to be liberated from oppression, to be "saved" or born again, for Easter morning to dawn, for healing, for conversion, and for baptism. Waiting and the disappointment and hope that often accompany it are explained in terms that are, at first glance, remarkably invariant across Christian traditions: what will happen will happen "on God's time." A study of sources from across Christian traditions shows that there is considerable complexity beneath this surface claim. Understandings of free will and personal agency alongside shifts in institutional and theological commitments change the ways waiting is understood and valued. Waiting is often considered a positive state to be endured as long as God wills, and that fundamental understanding helps keep the promises at the heart of Christianity alive. Scholars have long overlooked the problem and promise of waiting despite (or perhaps because of) its prevalence. Indeed, there are relatively few mystics, few who have undergone "sudden" conversion, and few who have attained saintly status.

Many, however, have waited, and that problem remains prominent-and its solutions remain influential-in Christian traditions today.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian life & practiceReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian theologyReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalPhilosophy of religion Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 15/12/2015 ISBN-13: 9780739189399  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Joanne Maguire Robinson is chair and associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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