“The Time is Fulfilled”: Jesus’s Apocalypticism in the Context of Continental Philosophy Bahr, Lynne Moss
London: T&T Clark, 2019 pp. ix + 147. $114.00
Series Information Library of New Testament Studies, 596
Description: In this study, Lynne Moss Bahr explores the concept of temporality as central to Jesus's proclamation of the Kingdom of God. Using insights from continental philosophy on the messianic, which expose the false claim that time progresses in a linear continuum, Bahr presents these philosophical positions in critical dialogue with the sayings of Jesus regarding time and time's fulfillment. She shows how the Kingdom represents the possibilities of a disruption in time, one that reveals the intrinsic relation between God and humanity.
In illustrating how Jesus's sayings regarding time are thus expressions of his messianic identity-as of the world and not of the world--Bahr argues that the meaning of Jesus's identity as Messiah is embedded in the disjuncture of time, in the impossibility of "now," from which the Kingdom comes . Bahr's use of critical theory in this study expands the concept of God's Kingdom beyond the traditional confines of the discipline.
Review by Theron Clay Mock III Published 6/4/2020 Citation: Theron Clay Mock III, review of Lynne Moss Bahr, “The Time is Fulfilled”: Jesus’s Apocalypticism in the Context of Continental Philosophy, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).Adobe Acrobat Reader All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.
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