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Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
November 14th, 2016 by Joel Watts

infographic: heaven in the NIV Study Bible, @ZonderAcademic


Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


One Response to “infographic: heaven in the NIV Study Bible, @ZonderAcademic”
  1. I don’t know…
    Seems like a heavy emphasis on civilization and city building. Like a God produced version of SimCity.

    If Eden emphasizes humans and animals living in peace, there must be a lot of cats within the New Jerusalem. Because there sure aren’t any dogs. Or any non-city dwelling animals. Maybe rats. Very urban. Very human-centric, at the expense of nature. I think I find more reason to reject Revelation, if John didn’t like dogs. Of course, maybe he was just speaking allegorically, and not exclusively a cat-person.

    Rev 22:15 Without are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.

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