The new times of Christianity
This chapter looks at time and history in Christianity. It concentrates on aclose reading of the New Covenant, better known as the New Testament, of the Bible. The chapter begins by looking at the manner in which time is key to Christian epistemology, before moving on to look at the ways in which the Bible describes Christianity as struggling to both attach itself and release itself from its Jewish past. We shall then look more closely at the way in which the New Covenant proposes an ‘end of days’ and the status of this eschatological theory within the variety of temporal assertions found in the text.