Eschatology and Cosmology

…according to Big Bang cosmology, the future of the universe is far from that described by the eschatologies we have sampled. Instead it is ‘freeze or fry’, and long before either, all biological life will be extinguished from the universe. Can Christian eschatology be seen as consistent with either of these scientific scenarios? At first glance, the answer would seem an alarming, “no!”. [More]

While Christian apologists have tended to focus on the beginning of creation, there are just as big questions surrounding its consumation. In fact sometimes I find these questions far more interesting. Is an entropic heat death or big crunch envisiaged by cosmologists all we can plausibly hope for? If eschatology is the mother of Christian theology them some of these questions are very important indeed.

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