One of the interesting windows of speculation Signs & Wonders opens up is the split mind-set of the convinced eschatologist
: busy with day-to-day material concerns (learning the practicalities of aviation, for example) while fully believing that everything and everyone around them is on the brink of divine dissolution.
I just spent a few days in Tehran in the company of Islam's all-time greatest eschatologist
, Shaykh Imran Hosein, who believes we are living in the end times, the akhir uz-zaman.
A second essay could concern Nicolaas Pieter Johannes Janse van Rensburg, generally known as "Siener van Rensburg." While Kruger was a statesman eschatologist
, van Rensburg was a prophet who exerted considerable influence among the Boer leadership during the South African War: he was a trusted friend--and many claim, an advisor--of General de la Rey and President Steyn, and is discussed at length by many contemporaries, among them Deneys Reitz in Commando: A Journal of the Boer War (1929).
When these ideas are extracted from their fictional context, they amount to nothing save a false political "ideal" antithetical to the author's religion: "In spite of the far-reaching decomposition of his Christianity, More is still too much of a Christian to be an intramundane eschatologist
like the later Progressivists, Positivists, and Marxists.
Such research would have to account for Rothbard's detailed views on value freedom and the role of economists in policy, (49) as well as his take on secular religion, especially his essay, "Karl Marx: Communist as Religious Eschatologist
" (originally published in 1990), (50) both of which propose arguments similar to Nelson's.
(6.) The conclusion that Messiaen was both an Incarnationist and an eschatologist
was independently reached by David Butler Cannata: cf.
The fourth he labeled "eschatologist
." The true, united church exists in hope and promise; it is coming to be insofar as existing churches are being converted by the gospel.