Paradise now and not yet : studies in the role of the heavenly dimension in Paul's thought with special reference to his eschatology
The author analyses passages in Paul's letters where the concept of heaven plays a significant role, and discusses the relation of the concept to the background of his thought, his views of history, of the cosmos, of the destiny of humanity, and of the nature of Christian existence.
Print Book, English, 2004
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Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xiii, 277 pages ; 23 cm.
Preface; Abbreviations and notes on the text; Introduction; 1. Galatians and the heavenly Jerusalem; 2. 1 Corinthians and heavenly existence; 3. 2 Corinthians, the heavenly house and the third heaven; 4. Philippians and the heavenly commonwealth; 5. Colossians and heavenly-mindedness; 6. Ephesians and heavenly life in the Church at worship; 7. Heaven and the eschatological perspective in Pauline thought; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Originally published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981