Albert Schweitzer, the German theologian as well as humanitarian, was possibly the earth’s foremost expert on the historical Jesus.
William McGaughey, writer of Five Epochs of Civilization, has written a book outlining arguments in Schweitzer’s book. Schweitzer highlights the eschatological facet of Jesus ministry, interpreting the Lord’s Prayer, the Transfiguration, occasions in the Garden of Gethsemane, as well as the Resurrection itself in that light.
This book summarizes the unfolding anticipation of God’s Kingdom in the Old Testament prophets as well as in late Jew writings. It maintains which Jesus view of the Kingdom is closer to the viewpoint expressed in the Apocalypse of Enoch.
Two independent Messianic individualities, Son of David as well as Son of Man, were joined for the 1st time in the person of Jesus. The Resurrection put Jesus in a unnatural state which was the appropriate type of the Messiah.
It had been left to the Apostle Paul to accommodate belief in the Kingdom with the obvious fact of a still present corruptible world. Historically, this book shows how a writing of prophetic literature revealed events of the Jew country and, in the similar time, created a tapestry of expectation about God’s future treatment in human affairs.
Of interest to earth historians, it demonstrates how much Christianity was an item of the alphabetic literate culture then crossing the civilized world.
In transporting history ahead into the future, the Old Testament prophets were testing the limitations of traditional writing. Their writings created a type of dramatic writing that Jesus had to follow. There is dissonance between predictions made by the prophets as well as subsequent historical experience.