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N.T. Wright’s Galatians– Part Twenty Seven

N.T. Wright’s Galatians– Part Twenty Seven August 2, 2021

Q. As for the idea of progressive revelation, what at least I mean by that is not some sort of inherently evolutionary development of ideas but rather that later revelation from God often takes matters further, or even eclipses earlier things For example, the theology of actual bodily resurrection which most clear shows up for the first time in Dan. 12, eclipses the notion of the afterlife which merely involves Sheol, being gathers to one’s ancestors in the underworld. Would you agree with that formulation?

A. Up to a point, yes of course. But what’s interesting there is that the notion of resurrection is a reaffirmation of what is there in early Israelite ideas, i.e. that the world of space, time and matter is good, to be affirmed and celebrated. Resurrection does that. (I argued this, of course, in The Resurrection of the Son of God).


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