Paul, John, and Apocalyptic Eschatology

Studies in Honour of Martinus C. de Boer


Paul, John, and Apocalyptic Eschatology offers fresh studies by leading New Testament scholars. It considers Paul’s use of tradition, his views on Christian life in the light of mysticism and eschatology. It also discusses the identity formation of the “Johannine community” and the role of “exaltation” in the Fourth Gospel. The focus on apocalyptic eschatology is broadened by studies on the reception of Pauline eschatology, the dating of Revelation, and chiliasm. The collection is complemented by a study on the text of John 3:13 and one on the coinage of the name “Ambrosiaster.”

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Jan Krans, PhD VU University Amsterdam (2004), assistant Professor of NT at VU University, specializes in New Testament Textual Criticism and Erasmus Studies.

Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, PhD Leiden (1995), Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies at VU University, specializes in Paul and Early Christian Apocalyptic Eschatology.

Peter-Ben Smit, PhD Bern (2005), Dr. habil. Bern (2009), ThD New York (2011), assistant professor of NT at VU University Amsterdam and professor of Early Catholic Ecclesiology and Old Catholicism at Utrecht University; among his research interests are Ecumenism and Biblical Studies.

Arie Zwiep, PhD Durham (1996), is assistant Professor of NT and Hermeneutics at VU University Amsterdam, and specializes in Luke-Acts and in Biblical Hermeneutics
"Paul, John, and Apocalyptic Eschatology is a fitting collection designed to honor Martinus C. de Boer. It offers the keen reflections of several senior scholars and serves as a foray into the primary areas of interest of the one whom this Festschrift rightly honors." – J. Brian Tucker, Moody Theological Seminary, in: Biblical Theology Bulletin 46 (2016)
"The essays by Tuckett, Gaventa, and Collins are particularly useful or interesting (...) this book serves as a fitting tribute to a scholar of depth and originality." – Christopher W. Skinner, Mount Olive College, in: Religous Studies Review 41/1 (2016)
Armand Puig i Tàrrech, The Use of the Story and the Words of Jesus in the Letters of Paul
Bernard C. Latega, Some Remarks on the Origin and Function of Galatians 3:28
Henk Jan de Jonge, The Community Supper according to Paul and the Didache:Their Affinity and Historical Development
James D.G. Dunn, “Under the law”
Beverly Roberts Gaventa, The Rhetoric of Violence and the God of Peace in Paul’s Letter to the Romans
Daniel Marguerat, Paul the Mystic
Andreas Lindemann, Auferstehung und Endgericht: Überlegungen zu den Paulusbriefen und zum Johannesevangelium
Adele Reinhartz, Forging a New Identity: Johannine Rhetoric and the Audience of the Fourth Gospel
Jan van der Watt, “Working the Works of God”: Identity and Behaviour in the Gospel of John
Peter-Ben Smit, Alternative Patronage in John 2:1–11?
Christopher Tuckett, Seeing and Believing in John 20
Maarten J.J. Menken, What Authority Does the Fourth Evangelist Claim for His Book?
Adela Yarbro Collins, Paul’s Contribution to the Hope of the Early Church
Arie W. Zwiep, Eight Kings on an Apocalyptic Animal Farm: Reflections on Revelation 17:9–11
Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, How Antichrist Defeated Death: The Development of Christian Apocalyptic Eschatology in the Early Church
Tjitze Baarda, John 3:13: “The Son of Man Who is in Heaven”: A Plea for the Longer Text
Jan Krans, Who Coined the Name “Ambrosiaster”?
All interested in the current state of Pauline and Johannine studies, and in early Christian apocalyptic eschatology.
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