History is going somewhere and Christ is no passive by-stander.
Alexandria utilized allegory of the Neoplatonic variety; Antioch utilized typology of the New Testament variety.
The inter-advental period is a mixed epoch of history where two worlds exist at the same time.
Clement of Alexandria and, especially, Origen (circa A.D. 185-254) are the most well-known and influential Alexandrians.
I think seeker-sensitive churches use a completely wrong strategy. A person who comes into a Christian church for the first time should feel out of place.
Both Christian allegory (Alexandria) and Christian typology (Antioch) had the same goal – the Christian use of the Old Testament.
Christ as the eternal Son of God and as the theanthropic Mediator occupies an office of headship over all things in heaven and upon earth and over the old and new creations.
Surely the headship of the last Adam constitutes him a much greater Adam than the first man was!
The resurrection of Christ insures an immutable status of sonship for those in Christ.
God must have incorporated moral law (i.e., law common to all men) into old covenant Israel’s national law as positive law for Israel under the old covenant.