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The Kingdom of Heaven / The Kingdom of God : A Present Reality , A Future Hope , or Both ?

@inproceedings{Compton2007TheKO,
  title={The Kingdom of Heaven / The Kingdom of God : A Present Reality , A Future Hope , or Both ?},
  author={R. Compton},
  year={2007}
}
There is considerable debate over the meaning of the expressions kingdom of Heaven and kingdom of God as used in the Gospels and in the rest of the New Testament. The debate addresses two related questions. The first question concerns the nature of the kingdom. When used in the Gospels and in the New Testament, do these expressions refer metaphorically to a spiritual kingdom or literally to a physical, earthly kingdom? The second question, linked to the first, is whether the kingdom in view is… Expand