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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
The ancient people of God, too, know of a golden age, but this age is not to be found in the hoary past. All the thoughts of the people, from the pure biblical ideas to the sensuous apocalyptic and rabbinical hopes, point to the future - all are centered in the Messianic idea some form or other. How this idea originated, how the details were gradually filled in to form a complete picture, which which was then completely fulfilled by the advent of Christ and his Kingdom, is to be the purpose of the two introductory chapters. The remainder of this treatise is to be devoted to the extra-biblical development of canonical Messianic material, supplemented as it was by the imaginations and desires of numerous writers and teachers, until at the time when the Messiah actually appear, the clear prophetic utterances, which pointed so unmistakably to him, were completely disregarded, while the devout Jew went hoping and praying and continues to hope to this day, for the Messiah who will never come.
Klinck, Arthur, "The Development of Jewish Messianism" (1925). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 450.
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