This article presents the eschatology of the German theologian Gerhard Ebeling (1912–2001).
Concentration falls on his views on death and life after death. Only a selection of his writings
has been used for this article (originally a paper at a symposium on the life and work of
Ebeling). Ebeling was one of the great Luther-researchers of the 20th century. The article is
therefore also about Luther’s views on death and life after death. Ebeling’s eschatology cannot
be separated from Luther’s eschatology; hence, many notes on Luther’s works have been
taken up in the article.