"Chapter 15 of the First Letter to the Corinthians provides the biblical basis for a careful consideration of the parousia, a pivotal event that is the climax of Christ's lordship and the focus of Pauline hope. The resurrection and transformation of the faithful are the ways in which believers share in Christ's future coming. Being with Christ is the realization of the joyful hope of the faithful." "This book presents the development of Pauline eschatological thought, along with ongoing scholarly discussions on this topic. An extended bibliography is provided for further reading." --Book Jacket.