Original Research - Special Collection: UP Faculty of Theology Centenary Volume One

Eskatologie by Gerhard Ebeling

Ignatius W.C. van Wyk
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 72, No 4 | a3405 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i4.3405 | © 2016 Ignatius W.C. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 March 2016 | Published: 25 November 2016

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Ignatius W.C. van Wyk, Department of Church History, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

This article presents the eschatology of the German theologian Gerhard Ebeling (1912–2001). Concentration falls on his views on death and life after death. Only a selection of his writings has been used for this article (originally a paper at a symposium on the life and work of Ebeling). Ebeling was one of the great Luther-researchers of the 20th century. The article is therefore also about Luther’s views on death and life after death. Ebeling’s eschatology cannot be separated from Luther’s eschatology; hence, many notes on Luther’s works have been taken up in the article.

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Eskatologie; Gerhard Ebeling

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