Christ and the Judgement of God: The Limits of Divine Retribution in New Testament Thought

Christ and the Judgement of God: The Limits of Divine Retribution in New Testament Thought

by Stephen H. Travis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801047886
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stephen H. Travis, a teacher and writer, formerly served as vice principal and lecturer in New Testament at St. John's College in Nottingham, England.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Abbreviations ix

Part 1 Introduction and Background

1 The Judgement of God as a Problem 3

2 The Place of Divine Retribution in the Old Testament 13

3 The Place of Divine Retribution in Jewish Literature 26

Part 2 Judgement in the Thought of Paul

4 The Wrath of God 53

5 Judgement as 'Paying Back' 74

6 Judgement According to Deeds 87

7 Beyond the Final Judgement 102

8 The Judgement of Believers During the Present Life 120

9 Final Judgement: the Demand for Perfection on the Day of the Lord 135

10 The Possibility of Losing Salvation 152

11 Reward for Believers at the Final Judgement 161

12 Christ as Bearer of Divine Judgement in Paul's Thought about the Atonement 181

13 Conclusions: Judgement in the Theology of Paul 205

Part 3 Divine Judgement in the Gospel Tradition

14 Present and Future Judgement in the Synoptic Gospels 217

15 Condemnation in the Synoptic Gospels 232

16 Reward in the Synoptic Gospels 243

17 Judgement in the Gospel According to John 262

Part 4 Judgement in the Revelation to John

18 John's Language of Judgement in Revelation 279

19 Beyond the Judgement: Human Destiny and the Purpose of God in Revelation 303

20 Conclusions: Christ and the Judgement of God 323

Bibliography 328

Index of Authors 356

Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings 361

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