I’m working through G. K. Beale’s excellent “The Temple and the Church’s Mission” and lights are going on everywhere. I’ve been impressed with his insights in identifying the Temple as a representation of creation itself, showing that God’s intention for the temple was to display His plan for extending His presence throughout the cosmos (as we see fulfilled in Revelation 21-22). Beale’s thesis is that the new heavens and earth are themselves the eschatological worldwide ‘temple’ of God, and that this is hinted at even from as far back as the garden of Eden.
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Gordon Fee, Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study(Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson, 2007).
Just read this impactful quote on Patrick Schreiner’s blog. For those who don’t know Chrysostom, here’s his Wikipedia entry.
More than a little off-topic for this blog, but this video must be shared.
Gordon Fee, Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study (Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson, 2007).
In 2004 G. K. Beale released a book entitled The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God.This book is on my must-read list, mostly due to hearing him provide a summary lecture of its contents.