SKU (ISBN): 9780802814555
Binding: Trade Paper
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
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The study of apocalyptic – the body of ancient literature dealing with the end of the world – is vital to an understanding of the New Testament. Most of us, however, know very little about the subject – and if Leon Morris is correct, much of what we think we know is wrong.
In this brief introduction to apocalyptic, Morris brings together the results of a great deal of work that has been done on the subject by himself and others. In a clear and lucid style, he addresses himself to the characteristics of apocalyptic writings, the world from which they arose, and their relation to the gospel. Apocalyptic is not a good medium for expressing the cruciality of the cross, Morris concludes, and in fact it does not express it . . . We cannot understand important sections of the New Testament without some knowledge of apocalyptic. But we cannot hold that apocalyptic contains the key to the whole. . . .