Suffering, Martyrdom, and Rewards in Heaven by Iosef Ton
Suffering, Martyrdom, and Rewards in Heaven
Author: Iosef Ton
Title: Suffering, Martyrdom, and Rewards in Heaven
ISBN10: 0761808329
ISBN13: 978-0761808329
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: University Press of America (August 14, 1997)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1626 kb
Size epub: 1864 kb
Rating: 3.6 ✪
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Category: History
Subcategory: World
The first systematic study of suffering, martyrdom, and rewards in heaven, this book offers a comprehensive survey of these ideas through biblical and historical investigation from the time of the writing of the book of Job to the present. Suffering and martyrdom for the faith are always accompanied in the biblical literature with the promise of great rewards in heaven. However, the Christian theology has never presented a comprehsensive treatment of this subject. For the Protestant ideology especially, it was always difficult if not impossible to integrate logically the concept of rewards into a system of grace and faith alone. This book, for the first time, presents a biblical and reasonable interpretation of the rewards in heaven and advocates close attention to God's original purpose for the creation of man as explanation for the complex issue of suffering and martyrdom.