The Presence of the Future: The Eschatology of Biblical Realism

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1974 - 370 Seiten
George Eldon Ladd's comprehensive treatment of New Testament eschatology has become the definitive discussion of the theological interpretation known as "inaugurated eschatology." Reflecting profound biblical insight and a balanced treatment of conflicting views, this volume convincingly develops Ladd's thesis that the kingdom of God involves two great movements -- its present fulfillment in Jesus and its future consummation in the last days. Ladd begins this revised edition (formerly titled Jesus and the Kingdom) by taking readers step by step through the findings of his predecessors and contemporaries on the great debate as to whether the kingdom of God promised by Jesus is now, in the immediate future, or in some unknown time to come. He then traces the prophetic expectation of the kingdom in the Old Testament, pursues the development of this expectation through the intertestamental literature, and, against this background, reconstructs the teaching and mission of Jesus. Ultimately, Ladd finds the key to understanding the kingdom in the concept of "the rule of God." His interpretation of the divine reign brings together the Old Testament promise of the kingdom, its fulfillment in history, and its consummation at the end of history. - Back cover.

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Amazing. Dr. Ladd lives on! I went to Fuller Seminary and heard his name so much and thought, "Oh they are just biased." A few years later reading him for myself, holy crap... he was/is the stuff. If ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


The Debate Over Eschatology
The Old Testament Promise
The Apocalyptic Interpretation of the Promise
Fulfillment without Consummation
The Kingdom Reign or Realm?
The Kingdom Present as Dynamic Power
The Kingdom Present as the Divine Activity
The Kingdom Present as the New Age of Salvation
Jesus Israel and His Disciples
The Kingdom and the Church
The Ethics of the Kingdom
The Consummation of the Kingdom
The Abiding Values for Theology
Selected Bibliography

The Mystery of the Kingdom

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Seite 113 - Art Thou He that cometh or look we for another? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Go your way and tell John the things which ye do hear and see : the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up and the poor have good tidings preached to them : and blessed is he whosoever shall find none occasion of stumbling in Me.
Seite 275 - And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Seite 61 - And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
Seite 111 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
Seite 164 - If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Seite 165 - The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations : and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Seite 51 - Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion : For, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord. And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, And shall be my people: And I will dwell in the midst of thee, And thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee.
Seite 165 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives. And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; "To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God...
Seite 112 - And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

Über den Autor (1974)

nbsp;George Eldon Ladd (1911-1982) was professor of New Testament exegesis and theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His numerous books includenbsp;The New Testament and Criticism, A Commentary on the Revelation of John, andnbsp;Theology of the New Testament.

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