After the Thousand Years: Resurrection and Judgment in by J. Webb Mealy

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Priester fiir Gott, pp. 322-23. 3. Priester fur Gott, p. 323. 4. Priester fiir Gott, pp. 324-25; cf. the quotation from Schnackenburg on p. 35, above. Having stated her view in a literary and exegetical context, Fiorenza next proposes that it may be supported further by looking at three larger theological themes which develop throughout Revelation, namely the war for sovereignty over the earth, the establishment of the rule of God and Christ over the whole universe, and the role of the redeemed in the conflict for sovereignty over the earth (cf.

What is missing is an exegetical account of the main texts in question that supplies positive evidences that the author of Revelation meant to encourage this view in particular, and not some other alternative view. And Schnackenburg does not shrink from admitting that, though it lies well beyond the scope of his own study, such an excursion into the complications of exegesis is necessary. 1 5. S. 1 Since Fiorenza presents the fullest argumentation for the a-temporal view she shares with Wikenhauser and Schnackenburg, it will be her version of that view to which a fuller appraisal will be given,3 The following questions serve to introduce Fiorenza's argument: Above all, why is there a thousand year reign of the resurrected, when the eternal reign of the eschatologically redeemed will be spoken of in Rev.

Seems to leave no place for the hostile armies of this passage'. 21) suggests that he intends to speak of the death of all unbelievers, and that any notion of the resurrected and the non-resurrected ones standing side by side in the millennium is completely foreign to him' (The Future of the World, p. 33). 3. Fiorenza, Priester fur Gott, pp. 311-12. For the same opinion, cf. A. Wikenhauser, Die Offenbarung des Johannes ubersetzt und erklart (RNT, 9; Regensburg: Pustet, 3rd edn, 1959 11947]), pp.

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