Table of contents for Christian prophecy : the post-biblical tradition / Niels Christian Hvidt.


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i. Introduction, 3
i. IThesis and Purpose, 3
.2. Limitation, 7
L3. The Object of the Investigation, 9
I-4  Private, Particular, Special, Dependent, or
Prophetic Revelations? io
.5  Motivation, 13
i.6, Outline, 20
z. Prophecy and Theology, z3
2.w  Dogmatic Theology, 25
2.2Z  Fundarental Theology, 26
2.3. New Developments in Revelation Theology, 28
2.4. Exegesis, 31
25. Church History, 33
2.6. Mystical Theology, 34
2.7. Conclusion, 34
3. Prophecy and History, 35
31.  Prophecy in Ancient Israel, 36
3I,    The Development of Old Testament Prophecy, 39
3.1.2  Types of Old Testament Prophecy, 40
3.2. Prophecy in Early Judaism, 41
3,2.1  On the Cessation of Prophecy in Early Judaism, 41
3.22   Apocalyptic Literature, 45
"32.3  Eschatological Prophecy, 47
3.24   Clerical Prophecy, 49
3.25   Sapiential Prophecy, 49
3.26   Conclusion, 5
3.3. Prophecy in Christianity, 51
3.3.1  Toward a Working Definition of Christian Prophecy, 52
3.3.2  Prophecy and John the Baptist, 58
33.33  Prophecy and Jesus, 59
33.4   Prophecy and Paul, 61
3.3.5  Prophecy and the Acts of the Apostles, 71
3,.6   Prophecy and the Apocalypse, 71
3.3-7  Prophecy in Q, 73
3.3.8  Prophecy's Alleged Cessation in Early Christianity, 73
33.9   Prophecy, Institution, and Holy Scripture, 81
.3.1o  Prophecy and the Rise of the Chistian Canon, 82
3.311 Prophecy and Early Postapostolic Writings, 86
3.312 Prophecy and Hermas the Shepherd, 88
3.313 Prophecy and Montanism, 88
33.14 Prophecy's Continuation Despite Montanism, 90
3-3.15 Prophecy in the Monastic Movement and
the Founding of Orders, 91
3.3.16 Prophecy and the Medieval Visionary Genre, 96
3.3.217 Hildegard of Bingen, 98
33.i8 Birgitta of Vadstena, 00o
33.-19 Prophecy and Passion, 105
3,O,20 Prophecy and Marion Apparitions, 108
3.21 A Twentv-First-Centiny Case History-Vassula Rydn, iii
3.4. OConclusion, 120
/, prophecy and Revelation, 123
4.1. Revelation as Concept of Experience, 125
4,7.-  Inspiration and Experience, 129
1..2   Visions, Apparitions, Locutions, T33
4+3  Th1eology qfApprehensio and Consequences
for Christian Prophecy, 134
4,.4  Aurelius Augustinus, 135
4i.-5  Thomas Aquinas, 138
4..6  john of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, 140
4, 7  Conclusion, T52
42. Revelation as Concept of Reflection, 153
4.S3  Models of Revelation, 154
S4.+ 1  he Epiphanic Understanding of Revelation, 155
43.2  Docrinal Understanding of Revelation, 157
4..33  Vatican ., 159
4.J4  Personalistic Understanding of Revelation, 161
4+3-5  History as Revelation, 163
4.3.6  Dialectic Understanding of Revelation, 164
43<7  Revelation as inner Experience, 165
+4.8  Con cusion, 167
4-4. The Concept of Prophecy Based on Revelation Models, 167
4   ,5. Models of Prophecy, 169
4-5,  Prophecy's Edfictation as Phenomenological Autocriterion, 170
4.  2  Prophecy as Encouragement, 17,
4.5%3  Prophecy as Correction 172
4.5.4  prophecy as Divine Direction or Imperative, 78
455  Prophecy Shedding Light on the Past, 179
4.5.6  Prophecy Shedding Light on the Present, 8o
4.5.7 Prophecy Shedding Light on the Future, T8o
4.5.8 Conclusion, 184
5. Prophecy and the End of Revelation, 185
5.i. Historical Overview of the "Apostolic End of Revelation", x.87
51.1 Early Church, I88
5.1.2 Middle Ages, 193
5.i3 The Council of Trent 197
5..4 Meichior Cano, r99
5.-i. The Threat to the Normativity of Revelation, zo
5.i6 Vatican Council It 204
5.17 Conclusion, 205
52, The Unfrxitfulness of the Term. "End", 205
.3, Three Ends?, 209
5.31 The End of Revelation wi thhe End of Christ's
Physical Presence of Earth, 209
5.3.2 The End of Revelation with the Death of the Last Apostle, 2.
5.3.3 The End of Revelation with the Closure of Holy Scripture, 212
5,4. Conclusion, 212
6. Prophecy and Tradition, 217
6.i. Unicity of Christ and the Holy Spirit-The Unicity of the
Economy of Salvation, 219
"642. Christianity as Preliminary Stage of Salvation, 221
6.2.1 Maximtus the Confessor, 222
6.2,2 Hans Urs von Balthasar on Christianity and Eschatology, 224
6.2.3 Joseph Ratzinger on Christianity's Hope of
The Kingdom to Come, 225
612,4 John Zizioulas on Charismatic Apostolic Continuation, 228
6.25 Conclusion, 234
6.3. Prophetic Implementation of Revelation, 237
6..1 Prophecy and Scripture, 238
63 .2 Prophecy and the Magisteriun, 239
6.3.3 Prophecy and Theology, 242
6,.4 Prophecy and Development of Dogma, 243
6,.5 Prophecy and Development of Pious Traditions, 246
6.j.6 Prophecy, Liturgy, and Sacraments, 248
63.7 Conclusion, 249
SPophecy and Sociology of Religion, 251
1. Alessandro Toniolo's Reception of Victor Turner, 253
-2. The Communirtas as Antistructure, 254
7.- The Necessity of Destruction for the Re-creation
of Perfection, 259
-4 ..The Surety of a New Beginning and
the Eschatoiogical Tension, 26i
7:. The Pursuit of the Heart of Faith, 261
SA   The Prophetic Is in the Liminal, 264
1;. Wider Application of the Limen Paradigm to
the Christian Context, 267
/ 8. Conclusion, 269
& Prophecy's Status and Types of Faith. 271
8.. The Consequence of Ecclesial Approbation for
Prophecy's Status, 276
812 Between Fides Humana and Fides Divina, 279
.3, Conclusion, 282
o9 Prophecy and Truth, 285
9.i The Accuracy of Human Experience, 286
9.2. Intrinsic Criteria Relating to the Doctrinal Content
of Revelations, 287
9,3. intrinsic Criteria Relating to the Person Receiving
the Revelations, 289
9.3,1 Physiology of the Person, 289
9.3+2 Psychology of the Person, 29.
933 Spiritual Lfe of the Person, 292
9 4. Extrinsic Criteria, 293
-. How the Church Approves a Prophetic Revelation, 294
9.6. How the Church Rejects a Prophetic Revelation, 295
9.7. The Nature of the Church's judgment, 297
9,8. Conclusion, 300



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Prophecy Christianity