Allison – Jesus, an apocalyptic prophet

Five arguments of Allison

  • resurrection – eschatological sign
  • early followers – eschatological climax is near, because Jesus’ teachings were eschatological
  • John the Baptist – eschatological teachings and connections
  • Synoptic Gospels – eschatological statements about Kingdom of God being near
  • Since Jesus hoped for change and did not have a plan, Jesus must have been relying on God to accomplish this eschatological vision

Structure of argument:

They say – I say

  • presented others claim, and then offers a refutation of this view
  • then presented his multiple claims