Friday, March 13, 2015

Apocalypticism as theology?

Apocalypticism can therefore be interpreted as an attempt to mediate between a basic theological starting point and historical data that appears to contradict it. Its attempts to address this problem are so radical that they generally call for new revelations. In terms of form, apocalyptic literature is therefore more “revelatory” than “theological,” but its concerns are genuinely theological.— Is There Theology in the Hebrew Bible?, page 113

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