Author: Rev Dr Nixon de Vera
Foreword by: Rev Professor Mark Lindsay
Publisher: Wipf and Stock
Paperback ISBN: 9781666702224
Publication Date: January 2022
ABOUT THE PUBLICATION
In his second monograph, Dr de Vera critically engages with the Book of Isaiah in tandem with the Book of Revelation in order to probe the extent of God’s foreordination in creation as it points to the end times. The underlying question is, “To what extent has God foreordained things, especially before and during the final judgment?” The author thinks all that concerns God’s majestic plan, i.e., to accomplish God’s purpose for humanity, is covered in its entirety. God is highly active in foreordaining things, and whatever God foreordains shall be fulfilled in the end. Isaiah’s conception of the interplay between the themes of punishment and healing is central to his eschatological trajectory. In this respect, theologically speaking, the total restoration of Israel signifies the restoration of all humankind. Such an eschatology might accommodate the notion of Christian Universalism.
Established in 1877, Trinity College Theological School is committed to shaping men and women who wish to pursue ordination in the Anglican Church, develop skills for lay ministry, or simply explore Christian faith for personal or vocational enrichment and development.