The contemporary study of Jewish apocalypticism today recognizes the wealth and diversity of ancient traditions concerned with the "unveiling" of heavenly matters--understood to involve revealed wisdom, the revealed resolution of time, and revealed cosmology--in marked contrast to an earlier focus on eschatology as such. The shift in focus has had a more direct impact on the study of ancient "pseudepigraphic" literature, however, than in New Testament studies, where the narrower focus on eschatological expectation remains dominant. In this Companion, an international team of scholars draws out the implications of the newest scholarship for the variety of New Testament writings. Each entry presses the boundaries of current discussion regarding the nature of apocalypticism in application to a particular New Testament author. The cumulative effect is to reveal, as never before, early Christianity, its Christology, cosmology, and eschatology, as expressions of tendencies in Second Temple Judaism.
Benjamin E. Reynolds is associate professor of New Testament at Tyndale University College in Toronto, Canada.Loren T. Stuckenbruck is chair of New Testament and Second Temple Judaism at Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultat, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich.
PrefaceIntroduction-Benjamin E. Reynolds and Loren T. StuckenbruckPart 1: Jesus and the Gospels1. Jesus the Revealer and the Reavealed-Leslie A. Baynes2. Apocalypticism, Angels, and Mathew-Kristian Bendoritis3. Apocalypse and the Gospel of Mark-Grant Macaskill4. Angels and Visions in Luke-Acts-Kindalee Pfremmer De Long5. Apocalyptic Revelation in the Gospel of John-Benjamin E. ReynoldsPart 2: Paul and the Pauline Letter6. Paul as an Apocalyptist-Christopher Rowland7. The Apocalyptic Eschatology of Romans-Karina Martin Hogan8. The Mystery of God's Wisdom, the Parousia of a Messiah, and Visions of Heavenly Paradise-Matthew Goff9. A Companion of Paul's Letter to the Galatians with the Epistle of Enoch -James M. Scott10. Apocalyptic Thought in the Epistles of Colossians and Ephesians -Benjamin Wold11. Apocalyptic Thought in Philippians-Angela Standhartinger12. Paul the Seer and the Apocalyptic Community at Thessalonica-John Byron13. Apocalypticism in the Pastoral Epistles-Mark HardingPart 3: Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and Revelation14. Heavenly Revelation in the Epistle to the Hebrews-Eric F. Mason15. James and Apocalyptic Wisdom-Mariam Kamell Kovalishyn16. Apocalypse and the Epistles of 1, 2 Peter and Jude-Chad Pierce17. Demonology and Eschatology in the Oppositional Language of the Johannine Epistles and Jewish Apocalyptic Texts-Bennie H. Reynolds III18. The Book of Revelation as a Disclosure of Wisdom-Loren T. StuckenbruckIndices