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Christian Prophecy: The Post-Biblical Tradition

Niels Christian Hvidt

Abstract

Throughout the Hebrew Bible, God guides and saves his people through the words of his prophets. When the prophets are silenced, the people easily lose their way. What happened after the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Christ? Did God fall silent? The dominant position in Christian theology is that prophecy did indeed cease at some point in the past — if not with the Old Testament prophets, then with John the Baptist, with Jesus, with the last apostle, or with the closure of the canon of the New Testament. Nevertheless, throughout the history of Christianity there have always been accla ... More

Keywords: Bible, God, prophets, John the Baptist, Jesus, history of Christianity, saints, mystics, prophecy, charism of prophecy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195314472
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niels Christian Hvidt, author
University of Notre Dame
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