By Peter L. Berger
Influential student Peter L. Berger finds 5 indicators that time to the supernatural and its position in a contemporary secular society
Acclaimed pupil and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines faith in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of data and its impact on spiritual trust. utilizing 5 indicators obtrusive in usual life—order, play, wish, damnation, and humor—Berger demands a rediscovery of the supernatural as an important, wealthy measurement of humanity.
Conceived as a reaction to his influential booklet The Sacred cover, Berger eschews technical jargon and speaks at once and systematically to these, like himself, who desire to discover spiritual questions.
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2) The main facets of the OT narrative story are then traced into and throughout the NT. The main elements of the OT plotline become the basis for the formulation of the NT storyline. Of course, insofar as the OT plotline is somewhat provisional, so will be its basis for the NT storyline. But this is a problem inherent to any project that focuses on the NT, even a NT biblical theology. A volume longer than the present one would need to be written to validate further both the OT and the NT storylines proposed here.
See Carson, “New Testament Theology,” 807. , Marshall says that his work has “attempted the more limited objective of establishing that there is a common, basic theology that can be traced in all of our witnesses, but without developing this theology in detail” (New Testament Theology, 726). My work attempts to do the latter by laying out the core storyline at the beginning in the light of the OT storyline and then developing more deeply the theological-thematic components of that story. In this respect, my plotline statement finds general support not only in the OT narrative line but also in the conclusions of theologies such as those of Marshall and Thielman, whose conclusions about the core elements of the NT are consistent with the main elements of my proposed NT plotline.
My primary thesis, in general, is that in order to understand the NT in its full richness, we must have a keen acquaintance with how the biblical authors viewed the “end times,” especially as it forms an essential part of the NT story. , chaps. , they unpack that part of the storyline dealing with Jesus’s death for sinners and his resurrection. Â€20–24, pertaining to the church, are conceptual developments of various aspects of the faithful who advance the new-creational reign. â•¯I will refer to such commentators as the book develops, esp.