The delay of the Parousia—the anticipated return of Christ—is an issue that has troubled theology since the late writings of the New Testament. This volume, arising from the Oxford Postdoctoral Colloquium on Eschatology, offers a constructive proposal on this issue in a truly interdisciplinary manner. Collaboratively written by a cohort of ecumenical scholars in systematics, historical theology, and biblical studies, the project engages in careful, critical biblical exegesis and offers an apophatic and constructive theological account of the deferral and certainty of Christ’s second coming.
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About the Author
Brandon Gallaher is lecturer of systematic and comparative theology in the department of theology and religion at the University of Exeter, UK.
Julia S. Konstantinovsky is research fellow in theology and religion, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK.
Richard J. Ounsworth OP is tutor and lector in Scripture, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, UK.
C. A. Strine is Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Table of Contents1. Introduction: Was Jesus Wrong about the Eschaton?-Christopher M. Hays
2. Prophecy-Christopher M. Hays
3. Reconceiving Prophecy-C. A. Strine
4. The Delay of the Parousia: Part 1-Christopher M. Hays and Richard J. Ounsworth, OP
5. The Delay of the Parousia: Part 2-Christopher M. Hays
6. Negating the Fall and Reconstituting Creation-Julia S. Konstantinovsky
7. Divine Possibilities-Brandon Gallaher and Julia S. Konstantinovsky
8. Divine Action in Christ-Brandon Gallaher and Julia S. Konstantinovsky
9. Liturgy-C. A. Strine, Richard J. Ounsworth, OP, and Brandon Gallaher
10. Our Method-Christopher M. Hays and C. A. Strine
11. Conclusion-Christopher M. Hays