Friday, November 02, 2007
help. can anyone point me to a text that articulates what might be called "cyclical eschatology." this would be a view of time that is not strictly linear nor strictly circular. it is a view of time that emphasizes patterns and cycles but also had a beginning and is moving towards a future. augustinian time theory is linear and impacted the christian/western view of time. cyclical time (ouroboros- the snake eating its tail) is the eastern view of time. the closest view i can find to what i am looking for are both the jewish view (in Heschel) and ecological time theory that relies heavily on earth cycles to understand time. i need an author who clearly spells it out for citation purposes. any leads?