Apocalyptic topics and ideas in the modern Christian authors publications

Keywords: apocalyptic, eschatology, interpretation, New Testament, prophecy, Christianity, doomsday, theology.

Abstract

Apocalyptic problems were relevant throughout the development of Christian culture. In each historical epoch, apocalyptic prophecies were perceived in their own way. The whole path of human civilization were painted by the constant expectations of the end of human history. In the times of social and political crises, people encountered apocalyptic sentiment. Nowadays apocalyptic prophecies become relevant in the light of the sharp and controversial events of our time.

The issue of natural disasters, environmental problems, wars, conflicts, terrorism, the process of secularization of religions, the development of ecumenical movements, the emergence of a new religious paradigm and many other problems have become the cause of actualization of apocalyptic reflections and their reflection in religious literature.

The article deal with the main apocalyptic ideas in the researches of modern Christianity representatives. The main features of the confessional interpretation of the book «Revelation of John» have been considered. The main works about apocalyptic problems of Russian Orthodox priests have been analyzed. Author revealed the features of the Orthodox understanding of the Apocalypse paintings. Considered the main ideas of the Catholic Church regarding the causes and manifestations of contemporary global problems. Determined the ways of overcoming the modern problems of the Catholic Church. The evolution of Protestant views on the problem of "the last days" from the early Protestantism to the actualization of the apocalyptic theology of modern Protestantism in the light of modern problems has been demonstrated.

«Revelation of John» is an exciting and extremely difficult book, so the controversies concerning its interpretation will be continue.

In this research author used general scientific and special methods. The main research approach was the systematic approach, which allowed integrating the diversity of the investigated material into apocalyptic problems for implementing a holistic definition of the features of contemporary research in the works of domestic and foreign biblical scholars. The hermeneutical method made it possible to reveal the peculiarities of the interpretation of the images of the «Revelation of John».

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Published
2019-04-26
How to Cite
Bardyn, M. (2019). Apocalyptic topics and ideas in the modern Christian authors publications. HUMANITARIUM, 41(3), 7-15. Retrieved from https://humanitarium.com.ua/index.php/hum/article/view/454
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Philosophy