Sažetak The end has given birth to this book.
A personal and dramatic experience with death, combined with the end of a period in my life, has marked the conception of this work. On the other hand, beyond thepersonal experience, symptoms of crisis and of decomposition in the world are offered everywhere to the lucid observer. The end is no more a strange concept or a mere doctrine brandished by some obscure sect; today men of all sides shout and warn, and begin to tremble for their city.
Alongside this existential reference, and not because of it, the Bible also happens to point to the end. This is the conclusion I have come to after several years of wrestling with the prophetic word.