A comparison between Johannine and Pauline eschatology

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Jan A. du Rand en_US
dc.contributor.author Ndou, Takalani Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-10T10:25:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-10T10:25:14Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-10
dc.date.submitted 1996
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7305
dc.description M.Litt. et Phil. en_US
dc.description.abstract The focus on this script is based on the comparison between the Johannine and Pauline eschatology. Eschatology is the field of interest of many scholars and theologians. Both the Old and the New Testament, examine eschatology as the hope of the Messiah's coming and the end of the Age. Eschatology is the teaching or doctrine of the last things, the Second coining of Our Lord Jesus Christ. John and Paul use different words, with the same meaning, to describe the Second coming of the Messiah. They approach the subject matter under the following headings: Parousia, resurrection, judgment and eternal life. In order to define John and Paul's meaning of eschatology, the following passages are important: John 5:19-29; I and II Thessalonians and I Corinthians 15. When we read the entire fourth gospel, the strong emphasis is upon the presence of salvation in the believers life. Paul, for instance, speaks of salvation as both a present experience and future hope. This is clearest in Paul's declaration in Romans 8:24 "for in hope we are saved". The central message in both Johannine and Pauline gospels is Jesus Himself is life, He offers life to men in the present. The aim of this script, is to bring this important aspect of the eschatology of John and Paul to the fore. This script also highlights the importance of eschatology as the foundation of the Christian faith (Creed). Jesus Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead. Christians look forward with hope to the resurrection of the dead and the life in the world to come. We shall realise in this script that salvation, eternal life, resurrection and judgment are a realized or present reality. The reason why this study has been undertaken is to look at the presentation of eschatology as present and future, in John and Paul letters. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Bible. N.T. John - Theology. en_US
dc.subject Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul - Theology. en_US
dc.subject Eschatology - Biblical teaching. en_US
dc.title A comparison between Johannine and Pauline eschatology en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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