Christ and Time: The Primitive Christian Conception of Time and History, It should be noted that when Cullmann refers to Hellenism, or Greek. Christ and Time has 26 ratings and 3 reviews. Albert said: In Christianity, as properly authentically primtively conceived by Cullman, there is Oscar Cullmann. OSCAR CULLMANN. CHRIST AND TIME The Primitive Christian Conception cif Time and History Revised edition () with a new introductory chapter.

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Christ and Time: The Primitive Christian Conception of Time

Sign in Create an account. As such the midpoint actually took place during the present age in which we still find ourselvesand the coming age is still future. Chhrist then points out that the first major Christian heresy Docetism was directly related to the scandal of the incarnation, death and resurrection of Christ.

Not world deniers, but declaring the absolute sovereignty of Christ over all oscra, including the world.

In Chapter 6 Cullman explores the Christian use of Myth, Saga, and historical fact alongside one another without distinguishing the differences between them.

In the second main section, composed of 4 chapters, he explains the characteristics of the 4 important periods of history, the midpoint, the past period, the present period and the future cllmann. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He wrote that Jesus Christ was the midpoint of sacred history, which informs general history and runs linearly from creation to consummation.



James rated it really liked it Apr 03, This book is not properly a philosophy of history, though Christian philosophers of history will need to interact with this book, and be inspired by this book to research and write history with an eye to the cross. Matt marked it as to-read Jun 13, Find it on Scholar. Teo rated it really liked it Nov 01, Views Read Edit View history.

In chapter 4 of part 3 Cullman considers how the primitive Christians viewed the world. This review will begin by explaining the purpose of chriwt book, followed by an outline of the way in which the author accomplishes his purpose.

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Some scholars question Cullmann’s identification of the Christ event as history’s midpoint, because many early Christians understood Christ to be the end of history. Michael Millar rated it it was amazing Oct 31, A Contribution to Messianic Ecclesiology.

Each moment of the past, the present and the future finds its ultimate meaning in the redemptive act of Christ on the Cross. History of Western Philosophy. He earned three academic degrees at the University of Strasbourg, including a doctorate in theology in In the first main section, composed of 8 chapters, Cullman lays out his argument concerning the Christian interpretation of history. Translated from German by Floyd V.


Cullmann was born in Strasbourg then in Germany and studied classical philology and theology at the seminary there.

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He argues that everything said in the New Testament concerning the individual man is based upon the structure of redemptive history. The Linear Conception of Time in the Revela.

Oscar Cullmann

Almost none of the critiques that he throws at Greek thought apply to Aristotelian thought. It should be noted that when Cullmann refers to Hellenism, or Greek philosophy, his main sparring partner is Platonic philosophy.

History, Politics and Salvation. Stephen Hayes rated it really liked it Dec 18, The two articles that are included in this book, Leisure: Lake – – Thomas Scott.

Though the two articles are intimately connected, they form two distinct works; as such, this book review will begin by giving a brief introduction to the works in question, followed by and exposition of each of the works individually.