"The Time is Fulfilled": Jesus' Apocalypticism in the Context of Continental Philosophy

Lynne Moss Bahr, Fordham University

Abstract

“The Time is Fulfilled: Jesus’ Apocalypticism in the Context of Continental Philosophy” re-interprets four sayings of Jesus concerning temporality, all of which are designated by biblical scholars as “apocalyptic.” Central to Jesus’ messianic identity in early Christian literature is the apocalyptic content, with its associated historical, theological, and socio-political meanings relative to first-century Judaism. The concept of messianism, particularly in regard to temporality, also appears in key works of Continental philosophy. By staging an interdisciplinary critical dialogue between biblical studies and philosophy, I contend that the apocalyptic content of the Jesus tradition, in its depictions of Jesus as Messiah, gestures toward a philosophical structure relevant in a variety of social, political, religious, and even non-religious contexts.^

Subject Area

Biblical studies|Philosophy

Recommended Citation

Bahr, Lynne Moss, ""The Time is Fulfilled": Jesus' Apocalypticism in the Context of Continental Philosophy" (2017). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI10274154.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI10274154

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