"he sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers"
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).