St. Basil of Caesarea- Why the World Must End

(from The Hexaemeron, c. 370 A.D.) Thus, seeing that figures which move in a circle [orbit] always return upon themselves, without for a single instant interrupting the regularity of their course, do not vainly imagine to yourselves that world has neither beginning nor end. “For the figure of this world passeth away” (1 Cor. vii….

St. Jerome- Against Heretical Concepts of the Resurrection

(from Letter LXXXIV, c. 400 A.D.) “We believe, say they, in the resurrection of the body. This confession, if only it be sincere, is free from objection. But as there are bodies celestial, and bodies terrestrial, and as thin air and the ether are both according to their natures called bodies, they use the word…

St. Augustine- On the New Heavens and New Earth

(from City of God, c. 426 A.D.) “And I saw,” he says, “a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heavens and the first earth have passed away; and there is no more sea.” This will take place in the order which he has by anticipation declared in the words, “I saw One…