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Bibil Identifier bibil:201172
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 'My Kingdom is Not of This World': Reflections on Archbishop Jensen's Jesus
Author Gleeson, Andrew
Journal Modern Believing (Volume: 50, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 51-63 Pages
Genre Original
Notes A propos de: P. Jensen, The Future of Jesus, Sidney: ABC Books, 2005.
Abstract Archbishop Jensen of Sydney is one of the major players in contemporary Anglicanism not only in his native Australia but also in the Gafcon controversies. This study by Andrew Gleeson tackles a quite different aspect of the Archbishop's thought: namely his beliefs about the second coming of Jesus. One historic dilemma at the birth of Christianity was its acceptance of Jesus as the promised Messiah (The Christ) despite the fact that he had not fulfilled the Messianic dream of establishing with God's direct assistance a theocratic Kingdom on Earth. Jesus made it clear that that was not his role and in his parables of the Kingdom he described a quite different vision of how God works quietly within the human heart. Much speculation about a Second Coming including that of Archbishop Jensen seems to suggest that Jesus got it wrong during his earthly ministry and that at a Second Coming in power and great glory a quite different kind of transformation will take place.
Another dilemma which Gleeson addresses is how far the Christian hope for life after death with have a temporal quality to it. So often we treat 'eternal life' and 'everlasting life' as if they were synonymous with each other. Yet philosophically they are very different concepts. In eternity we repose in God's eternal timelessness. In everlasting life we have limitless opportunities for new experiences. It is difficult to reconcile these two very different pictures yet both are integrally related in Christian expectation. (...) (P. Badham, in the issue's editorial, p. 3-4).
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 21st century
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Eschatology
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus : Preaching of Jesus
Pericopes John 18,36
Genres Review Article
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