[b-greek] Re: EN EKEINWi TWi KAIRWi = TOTE ???

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Sun Nov 12 2000 - 20:32:22 EST

At 4:10 PM -0500 11/12/00, Steve Puluka wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu>
>> I don't think KAIROS has to be a "divinely appointed" time, although
>> clearly enough it's sometimes used that way. Originally it seems to have
>> referred to the point at which seasons change, i.e. solstice, equinox.
>In liturgical Greek KAIROS takes on the significance of special moment in
>time, for example now is the TIME of salvation. The actions of liturgy are
>outside CHRONOS but are KAIROS. The phenomena of the "Liturgical Today" is
>also reflected in this understanding. The texts speak of events like the
>Baptism or Resurrection of Christ happening TODAY. The faithful experience
>and participate in the actual events, which obviously cannot happen in
>linear time. But in the time of KAIROS we do experience and participate in
>the event.

The problem with this is that it is the usage of a later period; I don't
think it can be referred back to the normal usage of NT Koine.


Carl W. Conrad
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