|Publication date 1988|
Originally published 1988
Page count 326
Dewey decimal 236
|Original title Eschatologie, Tod und ewiges Leben|
Publisher Catholic University of America Press
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Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life (German: Eschatologie, Tod und ewiges Leben) is a 1988 book written by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI). The book is the study of the "eschaton", the times of the end, or "last things", such as the parousia, heaven, and hell. Among the issues addressed in it is the concept of purgatory, which he argues may be existential—not temporal—in duration.