Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom
"The Ironic Patterns of Biblical Theology
Gregory K. Beale
"But many who are first will be last, and the last first." --Matthew 19:30The Bible is full of ironic situations in which God overturns the world's wisdom by doing the opposite of what is expected--people are punished by their own sin, the persecution of the church is the catalyst for its growth, Paul claims to have strength through weakness, and m...