08 April 2008

quotes of the apocalypse

As a literary genre, "apocalyptic" is a way of investing space-time events with their theological significance; it is actually a way of affirming, not denying, the vital importance of the present continuing space-time order, by denying that evil has the last word in it.

N. T. Wright, The New Testament and the People of God (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996).

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