Apocalyptic Thought in Early Christianity (Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History) (Google eBook)

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Robert S.J. Daly
Baker Books, Jun 1, 2009 - Religion - 304 pages
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This volume explores how early Christian understandings of apocalyptic writings and teachings are reflected in the theology, social practices, and institutions of the early church. It enables pastors and serious students of the Bible--particularly those interested in patristics and church history--to read the book of Revelation and related writings through ancient Christian eyes.

This is the second volume in Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History, a partnership between Baker Academic and the Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. The series is a deliberate outreach by the Orthodox community to Protestant and Catholic seminarians, pastors, and theologians. In these multiauthor books, contributors from all traditions focus on the patristic (especially Greek patristic) heritage.
  

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Contents

Foreword
7
Acknowledgments
15
Apocalyptic Themes in the Monumental and Minor Art of Early
33
Contents
34
Turning Points in Early Christian Apocalypse Exegesis
81
Early Christian Apocalyptic and the Person
106
A Mystery Apocalypse
127
Jewish Apocalyptic
143
When Did
154
Expectations of the End in Early Syriac Christianity
160
Themes from Apocalyptic Literature in
174
Eschatological Horizons in the Cappadocian Fathers
193
Christs Descent to the Underworld in Ancient Ritual and Legend 211 Georgia Frank
227
Apocalyptic Themes in the Theology of St John
240
Images of the Second Coming and the Fate of the Soul in Middle
250
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Robert J. Daly, SJ (DrTheol, Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg), is professor emeritus at Boston College and chair of the Pappas Patristic Institute's board. He is the author, editor, or translator of many scholarly books and articles on the early development of doctrine, patristics, biblical theology, biblical ethics, and liturgical worship.

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