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Outline of Covenant and Eschatology

Covenant and Eschatology: The Divine Drama by Michael S. Horton (Louisville: WJKP, 2002).

Outline by Alex Garleb

Introduction

Before the Curtain Rises

Covenant and Eschatology as Theological Method

I. WHY THE POST-REFORMATION SCHOLASTICS AS CONVERSATION PARTNERS?

II. METHOD: REDEMPTIVE-HISTORICAL/ESCHATOLOGICAL

III. MODE: ANALOGICAL

IV. MODEL: DRAMATIC

V. CONTEXT: COVENANT

Chapter One
Eschatology after Nietzsche
Apollonian, Dionysian, or Pauline?

  1. PLATO'S TWO WORLDS
  2. CHRISTIANITY AS "PLATONISM FOR THE MASSES"
  3. THE TWO-AGE MODEL
  4. CONTRASTING DUALISMS
  5. THE HARMONY OF DEVELOPMENT (CHRONOS) AND INTRUSION (KAIROS)
  6. THE POWER OF THE CROSS
  7. THE ETHICS OF PAULINE ESCHATOLOGY

PART ONE
God Acts in History

Chapter Two
A God Who Acts?

  1. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
  2. INTERACTING WITH POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
    1. Mythological-Symbolic-Metaphorical Interpretation
      1. Ernst Cassirer and the Nature of Myth
      2. Rudolf Bultmann
      3. Paul Tillich and "Symbols of Faith"
      4. Models and Metaphors
    2. Communal Interpretation of a Natural Occurrence
    3. Narrative Interpretation
    4. Immanentist Interpretation

Chapter Three
Accounting for Divine Action
Hermeneutical Implications

  1. THE PROBLEM OF DIVINE INTRUSION
  2. THE PROBLEM OF DOUBLE AGENCY
  3. THE PROBLEM OF EVIL
  4. CONCLUSION

Chapter Four
All the World's a Stage

  1. WHERE THE ACTION IS: GESCHICHTE AS HISTORIE
  2. CHRISTIANITY AND HISTORY: THE PROBLEM STATED
  3. THE SEARCH FOR THE HISTORIAN'S JESUS
  4. AFTER HISTORICISM - WHAT?
  5. CHRISTIANITY AND THE MEANING OF HISTORY
  6. IS REDEMPTIVE HISTORY REAL HISTORY?
  7. CONCLUSION

PART TWO
GOD SPEAKS

Chapter Five
Divine Rhetoric

An Account of the Claim

  1. CHALLENGES TO THE CLAIM THAT GOD SPEAKS
  2. "THUS SAYS THE LORD"- BUT HOW?
    1. Speech acts
    2. Divine Speech Acts An Instance of the Promise
  3. COVENANTAL DISCOURSE
  4. EVALUATING THE COVENANTAL DISCOUIRSE MODEL
  5. COMPARISONS WITH ALTERNATIVES

Chapter Six
Interpreting for divine Discourse

  1. THE HERMENEUTICAL CHALLENGES TO OUR ACCOUNT
  2. INTERPRETING FOR GOD'S SPEECH
    1. Textual-Sense Interpretation
    2. Authorial Discourse Interpretation
    3. Narrative Hermeneutics: Revival of the Sensus Literalist?
  3. REFERENCE: SIGNUM AND RES SIGNIFICATA, OR WHERE REDEMPTIVE HISTORY HAPPENS
  4. TEXTUAL SENSE: THE ONE AND MANY PROBLEM AGAIN

Chapter Seven
Implications of a Covenantal Hermeneutic

  1. THE DIVINE "LISP": ACCOMMODATION AND ANALOGY
  2. THE SUMMONS OF THE OTHER
    1. The Summoned Self
    2. The Summoned Community
      1. Enthusiasm
      2. Dogmatism

Chapter Eight
Reintegrating the Rhetoric of Redemption

  1. EXEGESIS
    1. Eschatological-Historical
    2. Word-Act
    3. Old Testament-New Testament
  2. SYSTEM
    1. Biblical-Systematic
    2. Personal Encounter-Metaphysics
    3. Faith-Praxis
  3. CHURCH-ACADEMY

Chapter Nine
Community Theater

Local Performances of the Divine Drama

  1. THE PLOTLESS PLOT
  2. WORD: PERFORMATIVE SPEECH
  3. SACREMENT: PERFORMATIVE SIGN AND SEAL
  4. CHURCH ORDER AND DISCIPLINE: KEEPING TO THE SCRIPT
  5. CONCLUSION: A TALE OF TWO CITIES