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Examples of "parousia"
The etymology of the Greek word "parousia" is related to "para" "beside" "ousia" "presence". In English "parousia" always has a special, Christian meaning.
Twentieth-century theologian Karl Barth suggested that the parousia includes not only Resurrection Sunday but also Pentecost as well. As such, Barth concluded that the New Testament parousia is not limited to Christ's final return.
According to 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and Matthew 24:37-40 the rapture would occur in the Parousia of the Lord where the Greek "Parousia" is used to describe the events:
The "Lexicon" of Joseph Henry Thayer defines the Greek word "parousia" as Strong's "G3952":
The founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, R. C. Sproul also wrote regarding "The Parousia":
Parousia (; ) is an ancient Greek word meaning presence, arrival, or official visit.
The following Greek-English words may be related to, and can be distinguished from, "parousia":
James Stuart Russell M.A., D.Div., (1816 – 1895) was a pastor and author of "The Parousia". The book was originally published in 1878 with the title, "The Parousia: A Critical Inquiry into the New Testament Doctrine of Our Lord's Second Coming". A second edition followed in 1887. A reprint of this edition by Baker Books is available with the title, "The Parousia: The New Testament Doctrine of Our Lord's Second Coming".
The word "parousia" is mainly used in Christian theology to refer to the second coming of Christ.
From the Ptolemaic period to the second century of the common era "parousia' was used in the East as a technical expression to denote the arrival or visit of a king or emperor, and celebrated the glory of the sovereign publicly. In memory of the visit of Emperor Nero to the cities of Patras and Corinth, advent coins were struck that carried the legend "Adventus Augusti Corinth". The Greek word parousia here corresponded to the Latin word advent. The numerous journeyings of the Emperor Hadrian were celebrated by many advent coins, and often new eras were reckoned from date of the parousia.
1982. “Heidegger’s Kant and the Middle Voice”, David Wood and Robert Bernasconi, eds, "Time and Metaphysics", University of Warwick, Parousia Press, 87–120.
While remaining reserved about the final conclusions of "The Parousia", Kenneth Gentry, a theologian and a professor at Bahnsen Theological Seminary, concluded:
showed that the Greek word "parousia" occurred as early as the 3rd century BC to describe the visit of a king or dignitary to a city - a visit arranged in order to show the visitor's magnificence to the people. The Roman advent coins struck by the cities of Corinth and Patras for Nero's visit reveals the correspondence between the Greek "parousia" and the Latin "Adventus" and their relationship to the Greek word "epiphany" that means "appearing".
Kaizen Gamorra and his two brothers, Sum and Wai, were born on a small island off the coast of Asia, called Parousia. The three brothers were very ambitious and as children already took control over their village.
While Charles Spurgeon did not share the eschatological views of J. Stuart Russell or the final conclusions of his book, in the 1878 issue of his magazine The Sword and the Trowel, Spurgeon wrote a short review of "The Parousia":
His Ganja Records label gained popularity primarily through dance floor fillers such as "You Must Think First", "Tiger Style" and DJ Zinc's "Super Sharp Shooter". Their popularity peaked in 1996 with the release of their first album, "Still Smokin' ", a label compilation released jointly by Ganja and Pascal's Frontline imprint. Re-released in 1997, its success also led to a major label deal with BMG's Parousia sub-label and the establishment of True Playaz, a Hype led DJ and production unit also including DJ Zinc, Pascal and Rude Bwoy Monty. His 1997 Parousia EP, "New Frontiers", with Ganja Kru, reached #56 in the UK Albums Chart.
Following Derrida's criticisms of the metaphysics of presence and logocentrism, Jean-Luc Nancy understands Christianity to be act-based and focused on an undeconstructible understanding of hope. Nancy thinks of Christianity as the "religion that provided the exit from religion," and posits that it consists in the announcement of the second coming of Christ, known as parousia. For Nancy, because Christ is central to the formation of value and meaning in Christianity; because parousia is an announcement of a Christ to come; and because the promised return of Christ involves the return of a person who lived in the past, then Christianity as a framework of thought supports the notion that 'traces' of the non-present (i.e. past and future) are constitutive of the present. As a result, the Christian concept of parousia poses ontological questions about the conditions of possibility of concepts like identity, subjectivity, consciousness, and experience, among many others. In Nancy's thought, the concept of parousia reveals that we humans are no longer mortals who are saved by faith in an immortal being. Rather, the concept reveals that we are beings who are capable of accepting or rejecting non-self-presence. The acceptance of non-self-presence is what Nancy understands to be the heart of Christian 'faith.'
The word parousia is found in the following verses: Matthew 24:3, 27, 37, 39; 1 Corinthians 15:23; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 3:13; 4:15; 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 8, 9; James 5:7, 8; 2 Peter 1:16; 3:4, 12; 1 John 2:28.
The pioneer of this approach to eschatology was Oscar Cullmann who sought to combine the "thorough-going eschatology" of Albert Schweitzer with the "realized eschatology" of C. H. Dodd. Cullmann suggested the analogy of D Day and V Day to illustrate the relationship between Jesus' death and resurrection on the one hand, and his "parousia" on the other.
To conclude, Lapide accepts Jesus as the Messiah of the Gentiles, a position he substantiates more clearly in his book "". Furthermore, he suggests that the return of Jesus in the parousia will show him to be Israel's Messiah. Just as his interfaith agenda prescribed his presentation of Jesus, the same can be said of his unfamiliar and relatively non-threatening portrayal of Paul.