What Are They Saying About New Testament Apocalyptic? / Edition 1

What Are They Saying About New Testament Apocalyptic? / Edition 1

by Scott Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0809142287

ISBN-13: 9780809142286

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Paulist Press

Scott Lewis begins his discussion on New Testament apocalyptic with a look at Albert Schweitzer's famous nineteenth-century book, The Quest of the Historical Jesus, which concludes that both the worldview and the message of Jesus were thoroughly apocalyptic. He brings us to the present with the heated debates generated by the historical Jesus research of the last

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Scott Lewis begins his discussion on New Testament apocalyptic with a look at Albert Schweitzer's famous nineteenth-century book, The Quest of the Historical Jesus, which concludes that both the worldview and the message of Jesus were thoroughly apocalyptic. He brings us to the present with the heated debates generated by the historical Jesus research of the last twenty years and the rebirth of apocalyptic fervor at the beginning of the new millennium. The author's concern is the reappropriation of the apocalyptic tradition by the modern church in a manner that avoids the many misuses of this genre in the past. To this end, it is most important that apocalyptic theology be recognized for what it is: a theology of hope rather than a theology of fear.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809142286
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
What Are They Saying about ... ? Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The End Is Near!1
1.The Mother of All Theology7
2.Jesus and the End of the Ages22
3.Paul's "Apocalyptic Gospel"38
4.Apocalypse Now53
5.Apocalyptic, the World, and the Church71
6.Conclusion81
Notes84
Bibliography99
For Further Reading108

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