Apocalyptic and the Future of Theology: With and Beyond J. Louis Martyn

Apocalyptic and the Future of Theology: With and Beyond J. Louis Martyn

Paperback

$44.69 $48.00 Save 7% Current price is $44.69, Original price is $48. You Save 7%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Friday, July 26

Overview

Synopsis:
Ernst Käsemann famously claimed that apocalyptic is the mother of Christian theology. J. Louis Martyn's radical interpretation of the overarching significance of apocalyptic in Paul's theology has pushed Käsemann's claim further and deeper. Still, despite the recognition that apocalyptic is at the core of New Testament and Pauline theology, modern theology has often dismissed, domesticated, or demythologized early Christian apocalyptic. A renewed interest in taking apocalyptic seriously is one of the most exciting developments in recent theology. The essays in this volume, taking their point of departure from the work of Martyn (and Käsemann), wrestle critically with the promise (and possible peril) of the apocalyptic transformation of Christian theology. With original contributions from established scholars (including Beverly Gaventa, Stanley Hauerwas, Robert Jenson, Walter Lowe, Joseph Mangina, Christopher Morse, and Fleming Rutledge) as well as younger voices, this volume makes a substantial contribution to the discussion of apocalyptic and theology today. A unique feature of the book is a personal reflection on Ernst Käsemann by J. Louis Martyn himself.

Endorsement:
"Many Pauline scholars have long recognized the importance of Martyn's apocalyptic reading of Paul's gospel in Galatians, while some view it as the sine qua non of accurate work on Paul. But questions then arise: where should interpreters go after Martyn? What other interpretative trajectories need to be engaged? And how should the apocalyptic reading be teased out further? This collection is an array of vigorous responses to these questions, whose diversity indicates the debate will certainly continue, and whose depth suggests the conversation will be rich and significant."
--Douglas A. Campbell, Associate Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School

"In conversation with the groundbreaking work on New Testament apocalyptic by Louis Martyn, this excellent collection of essays illuminates the current challenging contours of apocalyptic theology. Bringing together New Testament scholars and Christian theologians, this is an important, compelling book not to be missed."
--Travis Kroeker, Professor of Religious Studies, McMaster University

"This is as distinguished a collection on the relation between apocalyptic and theology as can be imagined. If the whole is more than the sum of its parts, each essay makes a decisive contribution to figuring a relation that is profoundly constructive and generative. The collection represents a fitting tribute to the pioneering work of the biblical scholar Louis Martyn."
--Cyril O'Regan, Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

Author Biography:
Joshua B. Davis (PhD, Vanderbilt) has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has taught courses for the Loyola University (Chicago) Institute for Pastoral Studies. His research and writing interests include modern Roman Catholic theology, Continental philosophy, and the doctrines of grace, creation, and divine and human agency.

Douglas Harink is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor of Theology at The King's University College in Edmonton, Canada. He is the author of Paul among the Postliberals (2003) and 1 & 2 Peter (2009) in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, and the editor of Paul, Philosophy and the Theopolitical Vision (2010) in the Theopolitical Visions series published by Cascade.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620320877
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Pages: 405
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joshua B. Davis (PhD, Vanderbilt) has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and has taught courses for the Loyola University (Chicago) Institute for Pastoral Studies. His research and writing interests include modern Roman Catholic theology, Continental philosophy, and the doctrines of grace, creation, and divine and human agency.

Douglas Harink is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Professor of Theology at The King's University College in Edmonton, Canada. He is the author of Paul among the Postliberals (2003) and 1 & 2 Peter (2009) in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, and the editor of Paul, Philosophy and the Theopolitical Vision (2010) in the Theopolitical Visions series published by Cascade.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

List of Contributors ix

A Personal Word about Ernst Käsemann J. Louis Martyn xiii

Introduction: The Challenge of Apocalyptic to Modern Theology Joshua B. Davis 1

Part 1 Apocalyptic and the Nature of Theology

1 A God Nearer to Us Than We Are to Ourselves Walter J. Lowe 51

2 Partakers of the Divine Apocalypse: Hermeneutics, History, and Human Agency after Martyn Douglas Harink 73

3 Paul's Apocalyptic Cross and Philosophy: Reading 1 Corinthians with Giorgio Agamben and Alain Badiou Alexandra R. Brown 96

4 Eschatologizing Apocalyptic: An Assessment of the Present Conversation on Pauline Apocalyptic David W. Congdon 118

5 "If Johannes Weiss Is Right…": A Brief Retrospective on Apocalyptic Theology Christopher Morse 137

6 On Dogmatic/Systematic Appropriation of Paul-According-to-Martyn-Robert W. Jenson 154

Part 2 Apocalyptic and Christian Doctrines

7 Apocalypse and Incarnation: The Participatory Logic of Paul's Gospel Susan Grove Eastman 165

8 "Neither Height nor Depth": Cosmos and Soteriology in Paul's Letter to the Romans Beverly Roberts Gaventa 183

9 "Christ Must Reign": Ernst Käsemann and Soteriology in an Apocalyptic Key Philip Ziegler 200

10 The Spirit and the Promise: On Becoming Aligned with the Way Things Really Are Christopher R. J. Holmes 219

11 "Discerning the Body" at the Apocalyptic Standpoint: A Feminist Engagement with Martyn's Thought Jodi L. A. Belcher 236

12 In Christ, There Is No Opposition: Cross, Resurrection, and Baptism in the Apocalyptic Paul David Belcher 264

Part 3 Apocalyptic and the Church's Witness

13 Sentences and Verbs: Talking about God Fleming Rutledge 297

14 Baptism at the Turn of the Ages Joseph Mangina 315

15 Apocalyptic and Imminence: A Response to Christianity's Cultured Defenders Nathan R. Kerr 334

16 The End of Sacrifice: An Apocalyptic Politics Stanley Hauerwas 354

Bibliography 369

Name Index 387

Subject Index 393

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews