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Cosmology and New Testament theology [electronic resource] / edited by Jonathan T. Pennington and Sean M. McDonough.

Contributor(s): Pennington, Jonathan T | McDonough, Sean M, 1964-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of New Testament studies: 355.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies: Publisher: London : T & T Clark, c2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 213 p.).ISBN: 9780567357618 (electronic bk.); 0567357619 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. New Testament -- Theology | Biblical cosmology | Cosmology, Ancient | Bible. N.T. -- Theology | Religion | RELIGION -- Biblical Criticism & Interpretation -- New Testament | Neues Testament | Theologie | KosmologieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cosmology and New Testament theology.DDC classification: 225.67 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Sean M. McDonough and Jonathan T. Pennington -- Graeco-Roman and ancient Jewish cosmology / Edward Adams -- Heaven, earth, and a new genesis : theological cosmology in Matthew / Jonathan T. Pennington -- Tearing the heavens and shaking the heavenlies : Mark's cosmology in its apocalyptic context / Michael F. Bird -- "The heavens opened" : cosmological and theological transformation in Luke and Acts / Steve Walton -- Light of the world : cosmology and the Johannine literature / Edward W. Klink III -- Paul's cosmology : the witness of Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Galatians / Joel White -- Reoriented to the cosmos : cosmology & theology in Ephesians through Philemon / Robert L. Foster -- The cosmology of Hebrews / Jon Laansma -- God and "the world" : cosmology and theology in the letter of James / Darian Lockett -- Cosmology in the Petrine literature and Jude / John Dennis -- Revelation : the climax of cosmology / Sean M. McDonough -- Conclusion / Sean M. McDonough and Jonathan T. Pennington.
Summary: For first-century people, cosmology was a fundamental part of their worldview. Whether it was the philosopher contemplating the perfection of the heavenly orbits, the farmer searching the sky for signs of when to plant his crops, or the desert-dwelling sectarian looking for the end of the world, the cosmos held an endless fascination and occupied a prominent place in their understanding of life. For most ancient peoples, cosmology and theology were inseparable. Thus, when the Jewish and Christian Scriptural traditions begin with the bold claim, "In the beginning God created the heavens and ear.
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Introduction / Sean M. McDonough and Jonathan T. Pennington -- Graeco-Roman and ancient Jewish cosmology / Edward Adams -- Heaven, earth, and a new genesis : theological cosmology in Matthew / Jonathan T. Pennington -- Tearing the heavens and shaking the heavenlies : Mark's cosmology in its apocalyptic context / Michael F. Bird -- "The heavens opened" : cosmological and theological transformation in Luke and Acts / Steve Walton -- Light of the world : cosmology and the Johannine literature / Edward W. Klink III -- Paul's cosmology : the witness of Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Galatians / Joel White -- Reoriented to the cosmos : cosmology & theology in Ephesians through Philemon / Robert L. Foster -- The cosmology of Hebrews / Jon Laansma -- God and "the world" : cosmology and theology in the letter of James / Darian Lockett -- Cosmology in the Petrine literature and Jude / John Dennis -- Revelation : the climax of cosmology / Sean M. McDonough -- Conclusion / Sean M. McDonough and Jonathan T. Pennington.

For first-century people, cosmology was a fundamental part of their worldview. Whether it was the philosopher contemplating the perfection of the heavenly orbits, the farmer searching the sky for signs of when to plant his crops, or the desert-dwelling sectarian looking for the end of the world, the cosmos held an endless fascination and occupied a prominent place in their understanding of life. For most ancient peoples, cosmology and theology were inseparable. Thus, when the Jewish and Christian Scriptural traditions begin with the bold claim, "In the beginning God created the heavens and ear.

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