Author: S. SobanarajPublisher: ISPCKYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 474ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172149789
Diversity in Paul’s Eschatology Paul’s view of the Parousia and Bodily Resurrection is a bold attempt to unfold the riddles that shroud the eschatological perspectives of Paul in the context of the delay of Parousia. It endeavours to explicate the diversity in Paul’s eschatology form the perspectives of the role of the different concept of time (linear versus cyclic time), Paul’s moderate appropriation of dualistic categories and his use of eschatological language for function purposes. This study addresses the problem of the delay of Parousia and its concomitant effect on the Christian worldview and religious worldviews in general. It not only dwells on the complex features of Paul’s eschatological beliefs but also provides the much-needed information on the nature and the scope of eschatogical beliefs in the Old Testament, Apocalypses, Hellenistic Jewish Writings and the Dead Sea Scrolls.The book answers some of the questions of the lay people on the apocalyptic and eschatological beliefs.Academicians too will find this book interesting and stimulating.
PrefaceAbbreviationsIntroduction:Statement of the problemElaboration of the problemMethod of study Scope and LimitationsCHAPTER 1:Preliminary Considerations CHAPTER 2:Eschatological Beliefs in the Thought World of PaulCHAPTER 3:Diversity in Paul’s Eschatology – Exegetical StudyCHAPTER 4:Diversity and Its DeterminantsCHAPTER 5:ReflectionsBIBLOGRAPHY