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date: 19 October 2020

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Eschatology deals with the world’s end and other related themes such as the return of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and God’s final judgment. Some Christians express anxiety as they try to confront questions about the “end times.” Within the Christian tradition, eschatology is invariably wed to the question of ultimate things. African Americans are not excluded from this dilemma as they seek answers to many questions about God’s ultimate plan for the world. This essay examines eschatology and how it relates to the Christian faith of African Americans. It considers the place of end times and eternity in black culture, evangelical perspectives on the “last things,” and millennialism and dispensationalism as part of eschatological study. It also looks at the Davidic Covenant as an example of the convergence of God’s promises to Israel and the church before concluding with a discussion of eschatology in relation to blacks and evangelicalism.

Keywords: eschatology, end times, African Americans, eternity, last things, millennialism, dispensationalism, blacks, evangelicalism, God

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