Jesus, Paul, and the End of the World
A Comparative Study in New Testament Eschatology
By (author) Ben Witherington
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Jesus, Paul, and the End of the World by Ben Witherington
Book DescriptionMore than eighty years ago Albert Schweitzer posed a question of enduring debate for New Testament scholarship. Did Jesus--and later Paul--believe that the apocalyptic kingdom of God was about to appear, bringing an end to this world? Indeed, what were the eschatological teachings of Jesus and Paul? Is there any appreciable continuity between the two? Ben Witherington takes a hard look at the Gospel texts and makes a thorough and critical assessment of Paul's eschatology. For each topic examined--the language of imminence, the dominion of God, the community of Christ, the Israel of God, the day of the Lord and the resurrection of the dead--he compares and contrasts Jesus and Paul. The result is an important contribution to our understanding of New Testament eschatology. With the second millennium drawing to a close and world events sparking the speculations of popular religious imaginations, Witherington provides a timely and sober re-examination of a topic too long neglected by serious scholarship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780830817597
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Inter-Varsity Press,US
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ben Witherington
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Scholars recognize that prophetic traditions, expressions, and experiences stand at the heart of most religions in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is no less true for the world of Judaism and Jesus. The author offers an extensive, cross-cultural survey of the broader expressions of prophecy in its ancient Mediterranean context.
Invitation to the New Testament, Hardback (January 2013)
The book offers a balanced approach, addressing the content, and interpretation of the New Testament in a faith-friendly light. Unique among other similar introductory textbooks, it gives a reading of the New Testament that keeps its original social and rhetorical contexts in mind.
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