Restoring the Eschatological Identity of the Church through Word and Sacrament as the Basis for Establishing Church Spirituality


  • Billiam Heriono Program Studi Magister Teologi, Sekolah Tinggi Teologi SAAT, Malang, Indonesia
  • Rudi Candara Program Studi Magister Teologi, Sekolah Tinggi Teologi SAAT, Malang, Indonesia



Ecclesiology, Church Identity, Eschatology, Word and Sacrament, Preaching, Eucharist, Spirituality


The teaching or doctrine related to Christian eschatology is often considered unimportant or at least less important for various reasons: it is located in the last part of systematic theology, speculative, irrelevant, and often causes polemics in its interpretation. These reasons have led to the lack or even neglect of eschatology being taught and lived out in the liturgy and the life of the church. Therefore, through a literature study, the authors propose how the church today can recover its identity as an eschatological community as envisioned in the Scriptures. In particular, the author shows how the church can see and execute the proclamation of the Word and administer the sacrament of Holy Communion or the Eucharist eschatologically. The authors’ conviction is that an eschatological perspective and praxis in the church is an appropriate and healthy way to rebuild the spirituality of believers today.


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How to Cite

Heriono, Billiam, and Rudi Candara. “Restoring the Eschatological Identity of the Church through Word and Sacrament As the Basis for Establishing Church Spirituality”. Veritas: Jurnal Teologi dan Pelayanan 22, no. 2 (December 5, 2023): 321–334. Accessed July 22, 2024.