What is nationalism and how did it play a role in the life of Israel as the people of God? This article examines the characteristics of neo-Babylonian nationalism before looking at two biblical examples of nationalism. The focus is on some of the eschatology concerned with Israel's future, which also involves the nations.
Intimidated by any discussion on eschatology, even by that word itself? This article provides some basic definitions of terms to help you make some sense of the different views on eschatology.
In this article Harvey makes a distinction between the "with Christ" and "in Christ" motifs as used by the apostle Paul. In studies when the "with Christ" concept is addressed, it is frequently associated with Paul's eschatology. This essay wants to examine the available data and reach some conclusions about how Paul uses the phrase.
This paper wants to consider possible relations between eschatology and hermeneutics. Cornman focuses on third-century developments through the contributions of theologians like Origen and Hippolitus. The paper demonstrates how cultural, geographical, and philosophical developments influenced and led these theologians to their specific views. The differences between these two are examined.
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This paper reflects upon Christian social concern and action. Its focus is on the theme of eschatology and social concern. The author first deals with tensions in different views on eternal life and the return of Christ. He traces the apostle Paul's concern in Romans and 1 Corinthians regarding the correlation between eschatology and social involvement.
This is an article on the history of eschatology. Gundry reflects on the influence of historical and cultural conditions on the formulation and understanding of eschatology through the ages.
In this paper the author reflects upon the significance of eschatology as a theological motif.
Eschatology is a present reality that should shape the life of the church. Beale argues that the origin of the office of elder is partly related to the inauguration of the latter-day tribulation. This article discusses this inauguration of the tribulation in some detail, and also takes a look at the motivation for godly living during these end times.
Is the kingdom of God the central message of Jesus Christ’s teaching? There are numerous interpretations of the kingdom.
Looking at Christian eschatology and how it shapes the hope we have, this article shows how this understand calls Christians to develop an ascetical practice in this life. This way of life is achieved through being heavenly minded. It is only in being heavenly minded that Christians can be or real use in this life. Read on...
This article shows how the resurrected body of Christ directs our thinking on how we should view the continuity and discontinuity of our body, as well as our social duties in the old and new creation. Marriage is used as a example of this continuity and discontinuity. This is the fourth in a series of articles on the topic of eschatology.
Looking at the relationship between Genesis 1-2 and Revelation 21, this article shows how both these scripture passages highlight the presence of God as the center of everything. This perspective allows us to view God as the Creator of our hope. This is the second in a series of articles on the topic of eschatology.
Though commending the effort by Neo-Calvinists to raise the Lordship of Christ in all of life, this article shows that this has the tendency to root Christian hope in this world. This article calls for a balanced perspective in which the Lordship of Christ in all of life will not blind Christians to the reality of their spiritual hope. This is the first in a series of articles on the topic of eschatology.
This article is on the topic of eschatology. Living in the last days is about knowing how to live as God's people. Looking at the challenges posed by tribulations during the last days, this article calls Christians to persevere in light of the certainty of the victory of Christ over the devil. Prayer is essential to perseverance. In this waiting period Christians must learn to live sacrificially and remain active in the world.
Living in the last days is about knowing how to live as God's people. Looking at the relationship between eschatology and the kingdom, this article shows that the first coming of Christ ushered in the kingdom of God which will be completed when He returns. This has bearing on the Christian life, because Christians live their lives looking at the completed work of Christ while waiting for the full realization of it.
This article examines the theme of wisdom in the Epistle of James. Wisdom forms a major motif in the background of the writer and his epistle. While not personified, wisdom is extolled here as a divine gift. Additionally, wisdom possesses some personal characteristics that form a wisdom poem in which the virtues of wisdom are listed and praised.
Bauckham discusses the importance of having a Christian eschatology which looks forward to the new creation promised by God, but also works for change in the present.