Friday, 9 May 2014
The End of the World: What Catholics Believe
My latest work, The End of the World: What Catholics Believe, has just been published by The Catholic Truth Society (CTS), the publishers to the Holy See in the United Kingdom. It is yet to be made available on Amazon, but can already be purchased directly through the CTS website itself (I'll let readers know when it becomes available on Amazon as well). This CTS booklet traces the development of Catholic eschatology through history, and examines why some interpretations of Scripture in relation to the end-times were rejected by the Early Church, whilst outlining the position that was eventually embraced by Catholicism. In particular, it addresses the central problems posed by millenarianism in its many modern forms, and illustrates in some detail why this position is forcefully condemned by the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
This short text covers a wide range of topics, ranging from the end-times literature of the Bible, to discussing the errors of Joaichim de Fiore and the Spiritual Franciscans, before moving on to the modern "Age of Mary", which was anticipated by St. Louis de Montfort during the 18th century.
The CTS blog Catholic Compass, has kindly posted an interview with myself, and an extract of the booklet itself:
(Read the full interview, as well as a generous extract from the text itself, here)