From Eden to the New Jerusalem

Exploring God'S Plan For Life On Earth
Inter-Varsity Press
  • erschienen am 15. Mai 2019
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  • 175 Seiten
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Why does the earth exist? What is the purpose of human life?
These are two of life's most fundamental questions - and they are addressed by the Bible's remarkably unified story, which centres on a unique deity.
Desmond Alexander explores this story by beginning at the end, in the final chapters of the book of Revelation. Anticipating the creation of a new earth and a new heaven, these chapters bring to fulfilment a process that began with the creation of the earth, as described in the opening chapters of Genesis. These passages frame the entire biblical 'meta-story'.
This stimulating study outlines some of the central themes that run through the Bible, with broad brush strokes designed to show the general shape of the meta-story. Seeing the big picture enables us to appreciate the details more clearly; and since the themes were an integral part of the thought-world of the biblical authors, an appreciation of them may alter significantly our reading of individual books.
Good theology always has pastoral implications, and the study occasionally moves into areas of application - the truths revealed are extremely important for shaping our life-style choices.

  • Englisch
  • La Vergne
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  • USA
  • 0,73 MB
978-1-78974-054-7 (9781789740547)
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  • Intro
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. From sacred garden to holy city: experiencing the presence of God
  • Overview
  • The motif of temple
  • The temple-garden of Eden
  • The tabernacle
  • The Jerusalem temple
  • The church as temple
  • 3. Thrown from the throne: re-establishing the sovereignty of God
  • The throne of God
  • Adam and Eve as God's viceroys
  • The theocracy of Israel
  • The church and the kingdom of God
  • 4. Dealing with the devil: destroying the source of evil
  • The dragon who is the devil and Satan
  • Ruler of this world
  • The ancient serpent
  • The kings of the earth
  • Satan defeated
  • Satan's reign ended
  • Resisting the devil
  • 5. The slaughter of the Lamb: accomplishing the redemption of creation
  • The Lamb
  • Christ, our Passover Lamb
  • The Passover in Exodus
  • Atonement
  • Purification
  • Sanctification
  • 6. Feasting from the tree of life: reinvigorating the lives of people from every nation
  • Holy people in the New Jerusalem
  • Holiness and wholeness
  • The tree of life
  • Ecological transformation
  • Social transformation
  • 7. Strong foundations and solid walls: living securely among the people of God
  • Old and New Testaments united
  • Genuine hope
  • A tale of two cities
  • 8. Conclusion
  • Select bibliography
  • Index of Biblical References

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