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Summer 2010


Martin Luther University College


In this article I propose that empire be countered by a revised understanding of eschatology. I first explore the idea of an eschatology of space, wherein the notion of eschatos as limit is advanced. I then revisit a temporal understanding of eschatology illumining the theme of the pause, or rest. This Sabbath theme, in concert with attentiveness to space, is then brought to bear upon the primal North American experience of empire: the expropriation of aboriginal lands.


This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Jorgenson, Allen G. (2010) Empire, Eschatology and Stolen Land. Dialog: A Journal of Theology 49(2), 115-122, which has been published in final form at DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6385.2010.00515.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.