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Consistent Eschatology
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In the first place, the notion of “consistent eschatology” was used by A. Schweitzer to designate his proposed solution for the historical problem of the life of Jesus (Life-of-Jesus research), according to which not only Jesus' proclamation (as held by J. Weiß), but also his behavior and deeds were conditioned by the eschatological expectation of an imminent parousia. In addition, consistent eschatology also refers to a branch of research that investigates the history of early Christian theology and dogma: on the assumption that early…

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Zager, Werner, “Consistent Eschatology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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