Events and Their Afterlife: The Dialectics of Christian Typology in the Bible and Dante

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First published in 1966, Events and their Afterlife has had a lasting influence in its field. This book is concerned with Christian typology and its meanings and implications for our understanding of history, of the Bible, and of Dante's Divine Comedy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521349239
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/1987
  • Edition description: 1st Paperback Edition
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Typology in the Old Testament: 1. The field of existence: a. myth; b. history; 2. God and history: the new and the steadfast; 3. Man and history: applied typology; 4. God and the future: a typology without application; 5. Man and the future: an existential typology; Part II. Typology in the New Testament: 6. The scope of the New Testament typology; 7. Jesus-Israel (i): the way of Jesus; 8. Jesus-Israel (ii): the 'suffering servant and 'son of man'; 9. Jesus-Israel (iii): Matthew 1-4; 10 Jesus-Yahweh; 11. Summaries: a. Christ and history; b. applied typology; Part III. Typology in the Divine Comedy: 12. Introductory; 13. Figural realism and the state of souls after death; 14. Dante and the aesthetes: the typology of death; 15. Prophecy and the typology of redemption; Conclusion; Bibliography; Indices.

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