ABSTRACT: This article clarifies a number of terms used in end-time theology with a view to illuminating the theology of Christian Science. “Eschaton continuum” refers to a range of eschatological expectations in which a prophetic religious leader vacillates between the polar extremes of apocalyptic eschatology and ethical eschatology; and between catastrophic apocalypticism and progressive apocalylpticism. The author tracks the eschatological vacillation in Mary Baker Eddy's conceptualization of Christian Science in the hope of introducing a typology useful in analyzing other emergent religious movements.
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John K. Simmons; Eschatological Vacillation in Mary Baker Eddy's Presentation of Christian Science. Nova Religio 1 March 2004; 7 (3): 63–80. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2004.7.3.63
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