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The new testament doctrine of the future life

Brown, R. (1971) The new testament doctrine of the future life. Masters thesis, Durham University.



Chapter one. Old Testament conception of the after-life vitiated by Sheol conception; transformed by theological developments during and after the Exile; the way of faith-realism; the eschatological resurrection-hope; Chapter two. Modification of resurrection belief; moralisation of Sheol; variety of views concerning mode of resurrection; individual and corporate aspects fused. Chapter three. The quest of the historical Jesus; the Kingdom of God as synonymous with eternal life; fellowship with God as central to Jesus' teaching; realised eschatology; repentance, faith, obedience and renunciation; futurist eschatology; scope of resurrection; judgement; heaven and hell; other aspects of his teaching; Jesus’ attitude to own death. Chapter four. Centrality of resurrection in Acts; place of eschatology in Lukan theology; value of Luke’s exposition; the Ascension; hieratical interpretation of Resurrection in Hebrews; eschatology and ethics in James; salvation in I Peter; descent into Hades. Chapter five. Paradoxical nature of Pauline eschatology; theories of development; the 'formal eschatological' and the 'empirical experimental' lines of thought; Paul's conversion and influence on his eschatology; his Christ-mysticism; his futurist eschatology: She Parousia; the resurrection of the body; judgement; the consummation; his contribution to the New Testament eschatology. Chapter six. Eternal life as a fundamental theme of John; emphasis on realised aspect of eschatology; retention of futurist aspect; meaning of ‘eternal life'; judgement; universalism; distinctive features of Revelation’s eschatology including millenarianism. Chapter seven. Faith and history in the Resurrection traditions; the empty' tomb and the appearances; the Resurrection as the basis of all major aspects of Christian theology.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Arts
Thesis Date:1971
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:14 Mar 2014 16:40

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