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“The delay of the parousia”

The myth of the ‘delay of the parousia’ has largely grown up in the modern world to fill the vacuum left when scholars insisted that the resurrection didn’t happen. For the early Christians, God’s new world – the world where God’s writ runs – had already begun, and they were living in it by the power of the Spirit.  (NT Wright, here)

4 thoughts on ““The delay of the parousia”

  1. Bobby Grow


    What do you think of NT Wright's central premise on Paul? I just read his "Justification," and clearly there were good points made; but overall I cannot accept his thesis on "faith as badge" for those "Justified" --- in the terms that he frames it.

    I'm just curious what you think, my Anglican brother :-)!

  2. Glen

    As Article 11 of the 39 Articles States:

    "We are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by Faith, and not for our own works or deservings. Wherefore, that we are justified by Faith only, is a most wholesome Doctrine, and very full of comfort."

    And no, I'm not with the new perspective. I just liked that quote.


  3. Bobby Grow

    I was just curious what you thought about NTW in particular. Thanks Glen, there are certainly things about Wright I can appreciate.

    But yes, a good Evangelical Anglican response; the 39 Articles are on par ;-).

  4. abade solomon

    Ilike your sermoms on the topic 'the delay of parousia'. Am currently taking a research survey on the same. send me some refference literature on the same. Live long PR.GLEN

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