Monday, July 28, 2008

"Kingdom does not mean Kingdom"

Of the "Kingdom of God" Wilken comments:

Like every aspect of Jesus' life and teaching, it has been the object of intensive scrutiny for generations, indeed centuries. More often than not the result of such studies has been to divest the term ["kingdom"] of its historical and geographical overtones. Kingdom of God is thought to refer neither to an event in time nor to a specific place but is seen as a metaphor for a spiritual, and often individual, truth. Kingdom does not mean kingdom (The Land, p. 47).

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