“For there is still a vision:” Metz’s Apocalyptic Eschatology and the Practice of Lament

@inproceedings{Reynolds2015ForTI,
  title={“For there is still a vision:” Metz’s Apocalyptic Eschatology and the Practice of Lament},
  author={S. Reynolds},
  year={2015}
}
This paper will explore the place of hope in communal practices of lament through the lens of German political theologian Johann Baptist Metz’s apocalyptic eschatology. The cultivation and articulation of hope is a critical dimension of practices of lament that emerge from communities wounded by violence and injustice. Mourning occasions a radical “no” to innocent suffering and invites a hopeful “yes” to a humanizing vision of the future wherein this evil is subverted. Hope, for Metz, is an… Expand

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