Dr. Richard Carlson, Glatfelter Professor of Biblical Studies at Gettysburg Seminary, discusses apocalyptic in the New Testament, first by showing how it grew as a response to the failure of wisdom literature (e.g. Proverbs) to satisfy the religious needs of Israel in the century and a half before Jesus. In the New Testament Carlson uses examples from Paul and Mark to show how apocalyptic was changed by the coming of Christ through an emphasis on the “already, but not yet” and on hope for things to come. As a means of understanding evil apocalyptic encourages perseverance in the face of what Paul calls the powers of sin and death and the new life “in Christ.”
Dr. Strobert speaks with Dr. Eric Crump about the top ten stories in religion for 2013.
The top stories included:
- The resignation of the Pope Benedict
- The election of Pope France and his emphasis on the poor and the reforms in the Curia
- The election of the first woman presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- And more...