The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction


21. Paul’s Christology and Eschatology

Questions for Review

  1. What sorts of expectations might Saul the Pharisee have had regarding the Messiah?
  2. In what two respects did the figure that Paul met on the Damascus Road not meet his messianic expectations?
  3. What role did Isaiah 53 play with regard to Paul’s thinking about Jesus?
  4. What sorts of exalted titles does Paul apply to Jesus?
  5. What are the three stages of christology as revealed in the creedal hymn found in Philippians 2?
  6. How does 1 Corinthians 8:6 expand our understanding of how Paul viewed Jesus?
  7. What is “Wisdom Christology”?
  8. What is the parousia?
  9. What role does the Holy Spirit play in Paul’s eschatology?
  10. How do Israel and the church fit within Paul’s eschatological vision?