Christian History: Prophecy – Reign of Life

Contrasting the Greco-Roman and Christian view of history, Peter J. Leithart concludes that “…the biblical conception of history, particularly as evidenced in the prophetic literature of the Old Testament and the New Testament, is predominantly comic. Scripture teaches that history does not degenerate from life to death but is translated from the reign of death into the reign of life (Deep Comedy, xiii).”