Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 144 Vendor: Baker Academic Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches) ISBN: 0801045894 ISBN-13: 9780801045899 Availability: In Stock
Redeeming Time addresses the temporal imbalance and disorientation that is widely reported in the post-industrial West. The essay evolves by analyzing the philosophical and aesthetic contexts, first of our own experience of time, then of the Judaic context within which the Gospels developed, and finally of the Gospels themselves. In this way, Chilton interprets the visions of eternity in Israel's Scriptures and in the New Testament that healed the breaches of time in their own epochs and still have the power to do so in ours.
Bruce Chilton is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College, director of its Institute of Advanced Theology, rector of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, and author of Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography.