My book has now been republished by Wipf & Stock.
From the back cover:
Tracing the powerful motif of the ‘coming of the Son of man’ from Daniel through to Revelation, Andrew Perriman provides thought-provoking ideas about eschatological narrative. What was it like to hear the biblical proclamation of this ‘coming’ for the first time in a cultural, political and religious context very different from our own? How did early Christians think about the imminence of the promised ‘day of the Lord’? What difference did this message make to how they thought, lived and spread the gospel message?
This book engages the minds of jaded twenty-first century postmoderns who have ‘heard it all before’. By seeing the fulfilment of much of New Testament apocalyptic in events of the first centuries, Perriman proposes that in some important sense we have moved beyond eschatology - into an age of renewed community and mission that is creational in its scope. The Coming of the Son of Man is important reading for those who want to engage in the debate concerning what church is - and will be.
‘This book is a treasure. Andrew Perriman plunges us into the world of the New Testament, reading biblical texts both closely and broadly, and offering a fresh, coherent and substantive vision of what their original writers and readers expected and imagined as they looked into the future.’ Brian D. McLaren, Pastor and Author
‘Perriman’s style is refreshing, his scholarship up-to-date. History, literature and theology merge well in this re-telling of the NewTestament story.’ Thorsten Moritz, Professor of NewTestament, Bethel University, St Paul, Minnesota
‘Marked by historical sensitivity and exegetical insight, this important book identifies significant lines of continuity and suggests how the earliest Christian communities came to understand their place in God’s redemptive work. It is highly recommended.’ Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of NewTestament, Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada