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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809142286
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: What Are They Saying about ... ? Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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 Theology 7
2 Jesus and the End of the Ages 22
3 Paul's "Apocalyptic Gospel" 38
4 Apocalypse Now 53
5 Apocalyptic, the World, and the Church 71
6 Conclusion 81
Notes 84
Bibliography 99
For Further Reading 108
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