Apocalyptic and Accommodation - Introduction to New Testament - Professor Dale B. Martin - Lecture 24 of 26 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, History

Description: The Apocalypse of John showed an anti-Roman, politically revolutionary perspective. This is in contrast with Paul's writing in Romans 13, which calls for submission to governmental authorities - although passages in 1 Corinthians may be said to contradict this. 2 Thessalonians, a pseudonymous letter, also preaches a politically conservative and accommodative message, as does 1 Peter. Interestingly, these letters do not discard or ignore apocalypticism but use it quite differently from the author of Revelation to further their message of political conservatism. 2 Peter seems to be a letter dating from the second century, from the post-apostolic age. In 2 Peter, apocalypse is no longer imminent and is not used to further any admonition. Instead, it has become simply a part of Christian doctrine Show more
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