Litvin Tat'jana

«Parousia» in the 1 Thessalonians of St. Paul on the Untranslability of Some Eschatological Notions

Litvin Tat'jana (2015) "«Parousia» in the 1 Thessalonians of St. Paul on the Untranslability of Some Eschatological Notions ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia I : Bogoslovie. Filosofiia, 2015, vol. 62, pp. 9-22 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturI201562.9-22


In the paper, the eschatological perspective of Paul’s First Epistle to the Thessalonians is considered. As tasks the following aspects are analyzed: fi rstly, the question of the resurrection (4. 13–18), secondly, features in the description of stylistics of expectations of the second coming (5. 1–11), the third — a possible interpretation of the term «kairos» (5. 1) and the fourth, the interpretation of the phenomenology of the 20th century for the concept of «parousia» in this letter. The hypothesis of our analysis is that the doctrine of the «parousia» can be considered as an idea with a special experience, the presence of God in the co-present, which does not contradict to the idea of waiting of his future coming event.


рarousia, Paul’s First Epistle to the Thessalonians, kairos, eschatology, phenomenology of time


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