Epochs and Eras

Part of the International Archives Of The History Of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 189)

The beginning of St. John’s Gospel established the ‘plenitude of times’. With the incarnation of Christ, “the word was made flesh”; this was the fulfilment of time. For St. John, the times were fulfilled in Christ’s earthly life, which was God’s accommodation to the world. In this text, St. John does not distinguish between Christ’s incarnation and his death; mankind’s redemption is entwined both in Christ’s birth and in his death. God’s accommodation – his birth, death and resurrection – are united in the type of Christ, “but the darkness has not overcome it”.


World History Jewish People Final Judgement Political Theology Historical Meaning 
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