Creation Nature And Hope In 4 Ezra

Autore: Jonathan A. Moo
Editore: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525531036
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"This is a groundbreaking study, examining the theme of creation in 4 Ezra more thoroughly than has been done before. Moo reads the text with an exceptional alertness to data relating to creation and nature and notices details often overlooked." -- Edward Adams, Journal for the Study of the New Testament This exegetical study of creation and nature in 4 Ezra argues that this first-century Jewish apocalypse's profound pessimism concerning humankind and the present age is matched by a surprisingly robust belief in the goodness of the created order. 4 Ezra presents the natural world as standing with God over and against corrupt humankind, envisions substantial elements of continuity between the ages, and hints that those parts of the earth that remain unsullied by humankind still stand witness to God's sovereignty, love and justice and even serve as material pointers to the new creation. This study calls into question the persistent assumption that apocalypticism and the 'apocalyptic eschatology' of the historical apocalypses in particular necessarily entails a profound dualism. Emerging as it does from an experience of historical disaster and unresolved questions of theodicy, 4 Ezra especially is often considered an apocalypse in which the doctrine of the two ages has been radicalised to the extent that creation, history and life in this world have lost their meaning or significance. The results of this study, however, indicate that while 4 Ezra considers the world of humankind to be corrupted and corrupting, in the natural world the creator's sovereignty is not so obscured, and there his original intentions for creation can still be perceived. This study provides a fresh reading of 4 Ezra that takes seriously the book's unity and coherence. Its conclusions suggest that it may be best to abandon the label 'apocalyptic eschatology' given its potential to mast the interesting complexities and mix of continuity and discontinuity that attend the portrayal of creation, nature and hope in an apocalypse like 4 Ezra.

The Corruption And Redemption Of Creation

Autore: Harry Hahne
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567030555
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This book explores the role of nature in Jewish apocalypses, and makes a comparison between early Jewish theology and that of Christian theology as recorded in Romans 8:19-22

Creation In Crisis

Autore: Robert White
Editore: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
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This broad and accessible survey highlights - from both scientific and theological points of view - the seriousness of environmental degradation and climate change, the root causes and possible solutions, and the contribution of Christian thinking to these issues.

A Commentary On The Holy Scriptures Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah Esther

Autore: Philip Schaff
Grandezza: 70,21 MB
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The Oxford History Of The Biblical World

Autore: Michael David Coogan
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195139372
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Examines the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society, and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity

Portraits Of Adam In Early Judaism

Autore: John R. Levison
Editore: Burns & Oates
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Autore: Robert Jewett
ISBN: 9780800660840
Grandezza: 64,46 MB
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Deeply conversant in the full range of questions andinterpretations of the letter, Jewett's commentaryexplores the crucial and controverted passages thathave always animated studies of Romans. Jewett alsoincorporates the exciting new insights from archaeologyof the city of Rome, social history of early Christianity,social-scientific work on early Christianity, and theinterpretation and reception of Paul's letter throughthe ages. Breaking free from abstract approaches that defendtraditional theologies, Jewett shows that the entire letteraims to elicit support for Paul's forthcoming mission tothe "barbarians" in Spain. His work specifically focuseson Paul's missionary plans and how they figure in theletter, on Paul's critical and constructive tack with theRoman community, and finally and especially on howPaul's letter reframes the entire system of honor andshame as it informed life in the Roman Empire at thetime. The latter remains a pertinent message today. Thefirst commentary to interpret Romans within the imperialcontext as well as in the light of the situation in Spain,this landmark commentary, twenty-five years in themaking, will set the standard for interpretation of Romansfor the next generation.

The Nature And Destiny Of Man Human Destiny

Autore: Reinhold Niebuhr
Editore: Macmillan Reference USA
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Arguably Niebuhl's most important work, this book offers a sustained articulation of his theological ethics and is considered a landmark in 20th-century thought. This book issues a challenge to Western civilization to understand its roots in the faith of the Bible. The growth, corruption and purification of the important Western emphases on individuality are chronicled here insightfully.