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'Hell' : a hard look at a hard question : the fate of the unrighteous in New Testament thought

Author: David J Powys
Publisher: Eugene : Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2006.
Series: Paternoster biblical monographs.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Powys
ISBN: 9781597527569 1597527564
OCLC Number: 785049904
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Carlisle, Cumbria : Paternoster Press, 1997.
Slightly abbreviated version of dissertation (Th. D.)--Australian College of Theology, 1994.
Description: xxii, 478 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part One: The fate of the unrighteous in Christian thought --
1. Classical perspectives on the fate of the unrighteous --
A. Irenaeus --
B. Gregory of Nyssa --
C. Augustine of Hippo --
D. Conclusion --
2. The fate of the unrighteous in modern thought --
A. Immediate unending physical torment becomes 'orthodoxy' --
Western Christendom --
The Church of England formularies --
B. 'Orthodoxy' challenge --
Dating the challenge --
Resistance to the challenge --
The dynamics of the challenge --
The role of presuppositions --
Part Two: The foundation for a new quest to discern the fate of the unrighteous in New Testament thought --
3. 'Life', 'death' and 'judgment' in the Old Testament --
A. 'Life' and 'death' in the earlier Old Testament traditions --
Life: God's good, finite gift --
Death --
B. 'Judgment' in the earlier and later Old Testament traditions --
'Judgment' in the earlier Old Testament traditions --
'Judgment' in the later Old Testament traditions --
C. 'Life' and 'death' in the later Old Testament traditions --
Sheol --
Reward --
Preservation --
Resurrection --
D. Forms of hope in the Old Testament --
Added Note 1: The influence of Bible translations --
4. The politico-cultural challenges of the Greek and Hasmonean eras and the resultant responses --
A. Identifying and working with the relevant intertestamental literature --
Foundational premises --
The approach adopted --
B. The challenge --
The Hasmonean experience --
C. The responses --
diversification of hope --
The twelfth chapter of Daniel --
Apocrypha --
Pseudepigrapha --
The Dead Sea Scrolls --
Conclusion --
5. The politico-cultural challenge of the Roman empire and the resultant responses --
A. The politico-cultural challenge --
B. The responses --
Hope as reflected in certain contemporary pseudepigrapha --
Human destiny int he Palestinian Targums --
Human destiny in the early Rabbinic traditions --
Added Note 2: Contemporary Messianism --
6. The context of Jesus' teaching about human fate: 'Salvation' as 'compensation' in Jewish thought prior to the fall of Jerusalem --
The Pharisees --
A test case --
the tale of the rich man and Lazarus --
C. Conclusion --
7. Divine rule and resurrection hope in the New Testament thought --
A. What was the apostolic hope? --
B. What was the basis of this hope? --
C. Apostolic hope and the problem of death --
A revised Pauline eschatology? --
Immortality? --
Added Note 3: Spatial images. Part Three: The fate of the unrighteous in New Testament thought --
8. The fate of the unrighteous in the Synoptic Gospels --
A. Preliminary matters --
B. Passages containing references to Gehenna --
Calls to reconciliation --
Call for radical prevention --
Whom to fear and acknowledge --
Sayings against the Pharisees and Scribes --
C. Key images --
Rejection --
Destruction --
Retribution --
Matthean emphases --
Conclusion --
9. The fate of the unrighteous in the Pauline corpus --
A. Wrath and judgment --
Wrath --
Judgment in the Pauline corpus --
Wrath and judgment in light of Romans 5 --
Added Note 4: Universalist texts --
10. The fate of the unrighteous in the Johannine literature --
A. The fourth gospel --
Eternal life --
Relevant concepts --
John 5:28, 29 --
B. 1 John --
C. The apocalypse --
The nature of the work --
Revelation 19:11-21 --
Diverse fates --
D. Conclusion --
Added Note 5: The eschatology of John 5 --
11. The fate of the unrighteous i Jude, Peter, Hebrews and James --
A. The Epistle of Jude --
B. The Petrine Epistles --
2 Peter --
1 Peter --
C. The Letter to the Hebrews --
D. The Epistle of James --
Conclusion --
Appendix A: The relevance of the Palestinian Targums --
Appendix B: Working with the early Rabbinic literature.
Series Title: Paternoster biblical monographs.
Other Titles: Fate of the unrighteous in New Testament thought
Responsibility: David J. Powys ; foreword by Graham Stanton.

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