Peaceable Hope, A: Contesting Violent Eschatology in New Testament Narratives

Peaceable Hope, A: Contesting Violent Eschatology in New Testament Narratives

by David J Neville
     
 

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In the New Testament texts, there is significant tension between Jesus's nonviolent mission and message and the apparent violence attributed to God and God's agents at the anticipated end. David Neville challenges the ready association between New Testament eschatology and retributive vengeance on christological and canonical grounds. He explores the narrative

Overview

In the New Testament texts, there is significant tension between Jesus's nonviolent mission and message and the apparent violence attributed to God and God's agents at the anticipated end. David Neville challenges the ready association between New Testament eschatology and retributive vengeance on christological and canonical grounds. He explores the narrative sections of the New Testament--the Gospels, Acts, and Revelation--with a view to developing a peaceable, as opposed to retributive, understanding of New Testament eschatology. Neville shows that for every narrative text in the New Testament that anticipates a vehement eschatology, another promotes a largely peaceable eschatology. This work furthers the growing discussion of violence and the doctrine of the atonement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801048517
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

David J. Neville (PhD, Murdoch University) is associate professor of theology and lecturer in New Testament studies at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia. He is the author or editor of several books.

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