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Christian ProphecyThe Post-Biblical Tradition$
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Niels Christian Hvidt

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314472

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.001.0001

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 Prophecy and Revelation

 Prophecy and Revelation

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(p.123) 4 Prophecy and Revelation
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Christian Prophecy
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Niels Christian Hvidt (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.003.0004

Christian prophecy can only be judged on the backdrop of the theology of revelation. It is possible to consider revelation as a concept of experience with different modes of divine communication: visions, apparitions, locutions, etc., and where we must compare inspiration and experience. It is also possible to see revelation as a concept of reflection, identifying different models of revelation that lead to different models of prophecy: dogmatic, epiphanic, historical, dialectic, ontological, and personalistic models. From a rather dogmatic model with little room for prophecy, revelation has emerged into a more personalistic concept, where revelation is seen as God's gift of self, calling his people to respond to his truth, often through prophecy.

Keywords:   revelation, visions, apparitions, locutions, inspiration and experience, time, models of revelation, Karl Rahner

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