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Donald Hagner writes But no more than Genesis provides details about precisely how God created the world does Revelation provide details about how all things will come to an end. – Donald A. Hagner, The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012), 746. So, there you go. Αυτω η δοξα

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Stephen Cook Again

Another quotable bit from Cook (The Apocalyptic Literature): “Many Bible readers today awkwardly find themselves kindred spirits of the wayward Corinthian recipients of Paul’s letter. They treat the resurrection of the body as a metphor for spiritual transformation rather than something concrete. They comfort the bereaved with the notions of ethereal, heavenly joys, whitewashing the cold,… Continue reading Stephen Cook Again

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Thought for the Day

In The Apocalyptic Literature, Stephen L. Cook writes “Misconceptions about Paul’s theology often hamper today’s readers from properly appreciating and interpreting his apocalypticism. One long strain of interpretation–stretching from Augustine through Luther to Bultmann–has overemphasized the theme of individual salvation in Paul’s thinking. This effectively underplays Paul’s emphasis on cosmic redemption.” (170) I’d say so!… Continue reading Thought for the Day