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The Kingdom of God in the Gospel of Luke

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About the Course

In this course, Dr James Carleton Paget (University of Cambridge) explores what Jesus meant by ‘kingdom of God’ and the presentation of the kingdom in the Gospel of Luke. In the first module, we introduce Jesus’ language about the kingdom of God and the kingdom of God in ancient Jewish tradition. In the second module, we explore debates around the temporality of the kingdom in the works of Albrecht Ritschl, C.H Dodd, and Albert Schweitzer. In the third module we come to look at responses of the failure of Christ to return, before turning to look at Luke’s response to imminent hope for the kingdom in the fourth module. In the fifth and final module, we bring our understanding of the language of the kingdom and Luke’s views on the temporality of the kingdom together, to discuss the nature of eschatological language.

About the Lecturer

James Carleton Paget is a lecturer in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are research interests in Jewish-Christian relations in antiquity, ancient Jewish Christianity, inter-testamental Judaism and the history of ancient biblical interpretation. His publications include Jews, Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity (2010) and The Epistle of Barnabas: Outlook and Background (1994)

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