Christ and the Future in New Testament History


Christology and eschatology form a double-core conception in the New Testament that enables one to understand other themes radiating out from it. The present volume addresses fifteen topics within this central core, seven on 'the person of Jesus', and eight on 'this age and the age to come'.
The essays interact with and further discussion on disputed topics in contemporary New Testament Studies, including the historical Jesus and the Gospels; deity christology in the Synoptics and in the Pauline writings; the meaning of resurrection in the teaching of Jesus, the Sadducees and Qumran; eschatology in Luke's writings and the structure of Pauline eschatology; New Testament teaching on hell; and other christological and eschatological motifs.
Three concluding pieces provide the historical and hermeneutical framework from which the theological studies proceed.

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Biographical Note

E. Earle Ellis, is Research Professor of Theology, Southwestern Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, has authored The Making of the New Testament Documents (1999), Pauline Theology: Ministry and Society (1998), The Old Testament in Early Christianity (1992) and Paul's Use of the Old Testament (1991).

Review Quotes

' Ellis offers a thorough re-examination of some vital issues in NT theology.'
Allison a. Trites, Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2001.
' ...well documented, convincingly argued, and clearly written, offering fresh new insights to the discussion of much disputed topics in contemporary biblical studies.
Sang-won Aaron Son, Southwestern Journal of Theology, 2001.


This work will be most helpful to students of early Christian literature, history and theology. It will also be useful as a textbook in theological seminaries.


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