The Parousia and Work Being Found Working According to the Kingdom

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Stuart C. Weir


Eschatologies of work are almost as rare as discussion around Christ’s parousia at the present time. This article will show that the second appearance of Jesus necessarily informs an eschatology of work. More specifically, two Matthean parables of eschatological discourse will be shown to insist upon ‘watchful patience’ and ‘necessary expansion’ as shaping contours to an eschatology of work which has Christ’s parousia in mind.

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Stuart C. Weir

Stuart C. Weir is an independent scholar who lives in Glasgow, Scotland. Other than the theology and ethics of work, his research interests include theological hermeneutics, the history of Scottish theology, as well as the theologies of Tertullian and John Chrysostom.