A relevância profética do olhar apocalíptico sobre a história

Translated title of the contribution: The profetic relevance of the apocalyptic vision of the history

José Carlos Carvalho*

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The apocalyptic always reads the signs of every period, of every time, the signs which mark history. The apocalyptic is intrinsic to Christian faith. Therefore, it is requested to rebuild another worldview. In this sense, apocalyptic demands prophecy and installs a prophetic relevance since offers thus a critical worldview opening another sense, unveiling another sense, uncovering another horizon. This is the permanent view of faith itself. Faith is an apocalyptic of sense, an unveiling "from faith to faith" (Rom 1,17). Therefore, it is no surprise that this process begins at the origins of Christian faith. Thus, we can speak of an apocalyptic context of the New Testament either in the experience of Jesus either in the transmission of that experience. This makes faith and apocalyptical faith. Faith is an unveiling, a recognition, a theological uncovering. This is what theology is all about.
Translated title of the contributionThe profetic relevance of the apocalyptic vision of the history
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)221-235
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Apocalyptic
  • Critic
  • Faith
  • Future
  • Prophecy
  • Revelation
  • Theology
  • Unveil


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