Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Ecotheology Issue 7 July 1999

Ecotheology and Eschatology

Thomas O'Loughlin
Issued Date: 4 Mar 2007


Contemporary Catholic theology has deliberately played shy of eschatological imagery, and when it has addressed it—usually in the poetry of the liturgy—has done so, for the most part, using banquet imagery for our final destination. One exception to this is in the Eucharistic Preface for the last Sunday of the Ordinary Time of the year when the End is the theme running through the liturgy: the celebration of Christ as King of the Universe. It runs: As king [Christ] claims dominion over all creation, that he may present to you, his almighty Father, an eternal and universal kingdom: a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love, and peace.

DOI: 10.1558/ecotheology.v4i1.1788


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