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Jesus, Paul, and the end of the world : a comparative study in New Testament eschatology

Author: Ben Witherington, III
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than eighty years ago Albert Schweitzer posed a question of enduring debate for New Testament scholarship. Did Jesus--and later Paul--believe that the apocalyptic kingdom of God was about to appear, bringing an end to this world? Indeed, what were the eschatological teachings of Jesus and Paul? Is there any appreciable continuity between the two? Ben Witherington takes a hard look at the Gospel texts and makes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Millennium Collection
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Witherington, III
ISBN: 083081759X 9780830817597
OCLC Number: 24907659
Notes: Spine title: Jesus, Paul & the end of the world.
Description: 306 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1: The language of imminence --
Paul, Jesus and the language of imminence --
Between daybreak and day: the Pauline evidence --
Dawn's first light: the evidence from Jesus' teaching --
The origin of an orientation --
pt. 2: The dominion of God --
The reign of the regent: Paul and the basileia tou theou --
The realm of possibilities: Jesus and the basileia tou theou --
pt. 3: The community of Christ --
Paul and the body of Christ --
Jesus and the foundation stones --
pt. 4: Paul, Jesus and the Israel of God --
Paul and the plight of his people --
Jesus and the Jews' just due --
pt. 5: The Day of the Lord --
Perusing the parousia: the Pauline evidence --
Future shock: Jesus on the coming Son of Man --
pt. 6: The resurrection of the dead --
Body language: Paul and the resurrection --
Before and afterlife: Jesus and the resurrection --
pt. 7: Jesus, Paul and the end of the world --
The eschatological schema --
The future of a future in a modern world.
Other Titles: Jesus, Paul & the end of the world.
Responsibility: Ben Witherington III.
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Abstract:

More than eighty years ago Albert Schweitzer posed a question of enduring debate for New Testament scholarship. Did Jesus--and later Paul--believe that the apocalyptic kingdom of God was about to appear, bringing an end to this world? Indeed, what were the eschatological teachings of Jesus and Paul? Is there any appreciable continuity between the two? Ben Witherington takes a hard look at the Gospel texts and makes a thorough and critical assessment of Paul's eschatology. For each topic examined--the language of imminence, the dominion of God, the community of Christ, the Israel of God, the day of the Lord and the resurrection of the dead--he compares and contrasts Jesus and Paul. The result is an important contribution to our understanding of New Testament eschatology. With the second millennium drawing to a close and world events sparking the speculations of popular religious imaginations, Witherington provides a timely and sober re-examination of a topic too long neglected by serious scholarship.

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