“The Time Is Fulfilled”: Jesus’s Apocalypticism in the Context of Continental Philosophy

Lynne Moss Bahr

“The Time Is Fulfilled”: Jesus’s Apocalypticism in the Context of Continental Philosophy
“The Time Is Fulfilled”: Jesus’s Apocalypticism in the Context of Continental Philosophy

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Lynne Moss Bahr explores the concept of temporality as central to Jesus's proclamation of the Kingdom of God. Bahr uses insights from continental philosophy on the messianic, which expose the false claim that time progresses in a linear continuum, and presents these in critical dialogue with the sayings of Jesus regarding time and time's fulfillment. Bahr shows how the Kingdom is something which brings a disruption in time, one that reveals the intrinsic relation between God and humanity.

Working from this basis Bahr shows how Jesus's sayings about time are thus expressions of his messianic identity-as being of the world and yet not of the world-and suggest that the meaning of this identity is embedded in the disjuncture of time, in the impossibility of a present moment, of 'Now', but from which the Kingdom comes.

  • Table of contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • Chapter 2 - Continental Philosophy on the Messianic: Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida, and Giorgio Agamben
  • Chapter 3 - The Seed Growing Secretly: Messianic Time-Creation and Salvation
  • Chapter 4 - The Parable of the Great Feast: Hospitality, Time, and the Messianic Disruption
  • Chapter 5 - The Parable of the Night Watchers: To Wait and Watch in the Time of the Now
  • Chapter 6 - The Things Within: Temporality and the Kingdom of God
  • Chapter 7 - Conclusion
  • Bibliography


Pages: 176
Publisher: T&T Clark
Published: 2018
ISBN-10: 0567684342
ISBN-13: 9780567684349

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