How Antichrist Defeated Death: The Development of Christian Apocalyptic Eschatology in the Early Church

@inproceedings{Peerbolte2013HowAD,
  title={How Antichrist Defeated Death: The Development of Christian Apocalyptic Eschatology in the Early Church},
  author={Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte},
  year={2013}
}
This chapter first summarizes Martinus C. de Boer's analysis of Paul from the perspective of Jewish apocalyptic eschatology in the early Church. Then, it looks at the scenarios depicted in 1 Cor 15 and the Book of Revelation. It also looks at a slant within the development of early Christian eschatology by looking at a number of key authors from the 2nd and 3rd centuries. It becomes clear that originally distinct scenarios of the final period of history gradually merged into a harmonization of… 
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