Jesus, Paul And The End Of The World

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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 a thorough and critical assessment of Paul's eschatology. For ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830817597
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 4/13/1992
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 1,257,992
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Bible scholar Ben Witherington III is Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the MDiv degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Durham in England. He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, a society dedicated to New Testament studies.

Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell. An ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and a popular lecturer, he has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings not only in the United States but also in England, Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. He has also led tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.

Witherington has written over forty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Patheos website.

Along with many interviews on radio networks across the country, Witherington has been seen in programs such as 60 Minutes, 20/20, Dateline on outlets like the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E, and the PAX Network.

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart One: The Language of Imminence
1. Paul, Jesus and the Language of Imminence
2. Between Daybreak and Day: The Pauline Evidence
3. Dawn's First Light: The Evidence from Jesus' Teaching
4. The Origin of an OrientationPart Two: The Dominion of God
5. The Reign of the Regent: Paul and the Basileia tou Theou
6. The Realm of Possibilities: Jesus and the Basileia tou Theou
7. ConclusionsPart Three: The Community of Christ
8. Introduction
9. Paul and the Body of Christ
10. Jesus and the Foundation Stones
11. ConclusionsPart Four: Paul, Jesus and the Israel of God
12. Introduction
13. Paul and the Plight of His People
14. Jesus and the Jews' Just Due
15. ConclusionsPart Five: The Day of the Lord
16. Introduction
17. Perusing the Parousia: The Pauline Evidence
18. Future Shock: Jesus on the Coming Son of Man
19. ConclusionsPart Six: The Resurrection of the Dead
20. Introduction
21. Body Language: Paul and the Resurrection
22. Before and Afterlife: Jesus and the Resurrection
23. ConclusionsPart Seven: Jesus, Paul and the End of the World
24. The Eschatological Schema
25. The Future of a Future in a Modern World
Appendix: Old Testament Prophecy
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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