Reading The Book Of Revelation

Author by : David L. Barr
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Description : The interpretation of the Apocalypse is explored through various methods including historical, literary, and social analysis, in combination with such reading strategies as process, postcolonial, and religion studies perspectives. Shows how diverse methods produce divergent readings of a text. Paperback edition available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).


Reading Revelation Responsibly

Author by : Michael J. Gorman
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : This volume deals with the varied forms of shame reflected in biblical, theological, psychological and anthropological sources. Although traditional theology and church practice concentrate on providing forgiveness for shameful behavior, recent scholarship has discovered the crucial relevance of social shame evoked by mental status, adversity, slavery, abuse, illness, grief and defeat. Anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists have discovered that unresolved social shame is related to racial and social prejudice, to bullying, crime, genocide, narcissism, post-traumatic stress and other forms of toxic behavior. Eleven leaders in this research participated in a conference on The Shame Factor, sponsored by St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE in October 2010. Their essays explore the impact and the transformation of shame in a variety of arenas, comprising in this volume a unique and innovative resource for contemporary religion, therapy, ethics, and social analysis.


Reading The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Alexander E. Stewart
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Publisher by : Lexham Press
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Description : How to read Revelation rightly. Let's face it: the book of Revelation is difficult to read! Many neglect it, leaving it to the experts or the obsessed. Others fixate on the details, focusing on current events but missing Christ in the process. But Revelation promises a blessing on all who read it. Why is it so hard to understand? In Reading the Book of Revelation, Alexander E. Stewart offers five simple keys that unlock this difficult book. He then illustrates their profit in explaining Revelation chapter by chapter and provides recommendations for further study. With this short and accessible guide, readers will see how Revelation is approachable, applicable to their lives, and glorifying to Christ.


Reading Revelation At Easter Time

Author by : Francis J. Moloney, SBD
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Publisher by : Liturgical Press
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Description : "An exploration of the Book of Revelation as a celebration of the perennial and ongoing effects of Jesus' death and resurrection"--


The Book Of Revelation

Author by : King James Version
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Description : This book contains 14pt font for easier reading. (The Average Bible Contains 6pt font lettering.) The Book of Revelation, often called the Revelation to John, the Apocalypse of John, The Revelation, or simply Revelation or Apocalypse, is a book of the New Testament that occupies a central place in Christian eschatology. Its title is derived from the first word of the text, written in Koine Greek: apokalypsis, meaning "unveiling" or "revelation". The Book of Revelation is the only apocalyptic document in the New Testament canon (although there are short apocalyptic passages in various places in the Gospels and the Epistles). The author names himself in the text as "John", but his precise identity remains a point of academic debate. Second century Christian writers such as Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Melito the bishop of Sardis, and Clement of Alexandria and the author of the Muratorian fragment identify John the Apostle as the "John" of Revelation. Modern scholarship generally takes a different view,and many consider that nothing can be known about the author except that he was a Christian prophet. Some modern scholars characterise Revelation's author as a putative figure whom they call "John of Patmos". The bulk of traditional sources date the book to the reign of the emperor Domitian (AD 81-96), and the evidence tends to confirm this. The book spans three literary genres: the epistolary, the apocalyptic, and the prophetic. It begins with John, on the island of Patmos in the Aegean, addressing a letter to the "Seven Churches of Asia". He then describes a series of prophetic visions, including figures such as the Whore of Babylon and the Beast, culminating in the Second Coming of Jesus.The obscure and extravagant imagery has led to a wide variety of Christian interpretations: historicist interpretations see in Revelation a broad view of history; preterist interpretations treat Revelation as mostly referring to the events of the apostolic era (1st century), or, at the latest, the fall of the Roman Empire; futurists believe that Revelation describes future events; and idealist or symbolic interpretations consider that Revelation does not refer to actual people or events, but is an allegory of the spiritual path and the ongoing struggle between good and evil.


Reading Revelation

Author by : Joseph L. Trafton
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Publisher by : Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.
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Description : "Trafton has produced a clear, understandable, insightful reading of the book of Revelation - not an easy task for a book that has left many readers puzzled and confused. One of the particular strengths of Trafton's commentary is his close attention to the structure of John's work and the internal connections between various passages of the book. Readers will also benefit from Trafton's identification of John's extensive indebtedness to the Hebrew Bible for much of his imagery and ideas." - Mitchell G. Reddish O.L. Walker Professor of Christian Studies and Chair, Department of Religious Studies Stetson University


Follow The Lamb

Author by : Rob Dalrymple
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Description : Dalyrmple's guide provides key principles in reading Revelation responsibly. The first key is that the book is about Jesus--his supremacy and sovereignty. The second key is that the language and images used in the book of Revelation derive from the Old Testament. Though many readers get caught up in the mire of John's imagery and the exhaustive efforts to discern what the symbols mean, this principle simplifies the search for meaning. Each chapter in Follow the Lamb concludes with an important For Further Study section, making it an ideal resource for individual or group study. These questions and exercises and reflection guides make personal application of Revelation meaningful and rich.


The Answer To All Your Questions About The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Ray Pennington
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Publisher by : Xulon Press
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Description : Ray Pennington, a country preacher and pastor, spent many years studying the Word of God, spending many hours reading the writings of different authors of books about the Revelation of Jesus Christ. In 2005 God put a desire in Ray to simply read this great Revelation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It was during this year and in a very short period of time that God illuminated Ray's mind concerning this Great Revelation of Jesus Christ and he preached thirty-one sermons as the Holy Spirit inspired him. Through this experience of illumination given by the Holy Spirit Ray realized that we have been given a Teacher that is far above the commentaries of men. This book was not written as a commentary but God given illumination concerning The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Ray and his wife Dolly now reside in Staffordsville, Kentucky.


The Apocalypse

Author by : Charles H. Talbert
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Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : In this concise and clearly written commentary, Charles H. Talbert brings to mainline Christians a fresh reading of the book of Revelation, demonstrating that it is not only accessible but relevant for the modern-day Christian. According to Talbert, the primary causes of the marginalized status of the book of Revelation by mainline Christians are threefold--the apparent inaccessibility of its meaning, the seeming impossibility of its pastoral application, and its demonstrated susceptibility to abuse. Talbert ably demonstrates that the book of Revelation was written to help the early Christians avoid assimilation into the larger pagan culture. Talbert also gives full attention to the literature of the Greco-Roman, early Christian, and early Jewish worlds as he examines the more mystical components of the narrative.


Reading The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Richard Bauckham
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Reading Revelation As Pastiche

Author by : Michelle Fletcher
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Scholars have often read the book of Revelation in a way that attempts to ascertain which Old Testament book it most resembles. Instead, we should read it as a combined and imitative text which actively engages the audience through signalling to multiple texts and multiple textual experiences: in short, it is an act of pastiche. Fletcher analyses the methods used to approach Revelation's relationship with Old Testament texts and shows that, although there is literature on Revelation's imitative and multi-vocal nature, these aspects of the text have not yet been explored in sufficient depth. Fletcher's analysis also incorporates an examination of Greco-Roman imitation and combination before providing a better way to understand the nature of the book of Revelation, as pastiche. Fletcher builds her case on four comparative case studies and uses a test case to ascertain how completely they fit with this assessment. These insights are then used to clarify how reading Revelation as imitative and combined pastiche can challenge previous scholarly assumptions, transforming the way we approach the text.


Can I Get A Witness

Author by : Brian K. Blount
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Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : In this accessible and provocative study, Brian Blount reads the book of Revelation through the lens of African American culture, drawing correspondences between Revelation's context and the long-standing suffering of African Americans. Applying the African American social, political, and religious experience as an interpretive cipher for the book's complicated imagery, he contends that Revelation is essentially a story of suffering and struggle amid oppressive assimilation. He examines the language of "martyr" and the image of the lamb, and shows that the thread of resistance to oppressive power that runs through John's hymns resonates with a parallel theme in the music of African America.


Unlocking The Last Days

Author by : Jeff Lasseigne
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Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : The very title of the last book of the Bible means "unveiling." Yet this mysterious and confusing book seems to do anything but unveil, especially when we read it on our own. Unlocking the Last Days takes readers through key parts of this misunderstood book, using a verse-by-verse approach that clearly communicates God's truth, warnings, and promises. Both Bible teachers and students will find this book a welcome aid to understanding an intriguing piece of the Scriptures.


Revelations

Author by : Elaine Pagels
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : A startling exploration of the history of the most controversial book of the Bible, by the bestselling author of Beyond Belief. Through the bestselling books of Elaine Pagels, thousands of readers have come to know and treasure the suppressed biblical texts known as the Gnostic Gospels. As one of the world's foremost religion scholars, she has been a pioneer in interpreting these books and illuminating their place in the early history of Christianity. Her new book, however, tackles a text that is firmly, dramatically within the New Testament canon: The Book of Revelation, the surreal apocalyptic vision of the end of the world . . . or is it? In this startling and timely book, Pagels returns The Book of Revelation to its historical origin, written as its author John of Patmos took aim at the Roman Empire after what is now known as "the Jewish War," in 66 CE. Militant Jews in Jerusalem, fired with religious fervor, waged an all-out war against Rome's occupation of Judea and their defeat resulted in the desecration of Jerusalem and its Great Temple. Pagels persuasively interprets Revelation as a scathing attack on the decadence of Rome. Soon after, however, a new sect known as "Christians" seized on John's text as a weapon against heresy and infidels of all kinds-Jews, even Christians who dissented from their increasingly rigid doctrines and hierarchies. In a time when global religious violence surges, Revelations explores how often those in power throughout history have sought to force "God's enemies" to submit or be killed. It is sure to appeal to Pagels's committed readers and bring her a whole new audience who want to understand the roots of dissent, violence, and division in the world's religions, and to appreciate the lasting appeal of this extraordinary text.


Charts On The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Mark Wilson
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Publisher by : Kregel Academic & Professional
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Description : This first-of-its-kind charts book does not seek to support specific interpretations of end-times prophecies. Instead, it depicts the literary, historical, and theological backgrounds of Revelation, arguably the New Testament's most challenging book. Includes seventy-nine charts, timelines, and maps. All charts are reproducible for classroom use.


The Book Of Revelation Made Clear

Author by : Tim F. LaHaye
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Publisher by : Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Description : A Bible scholar and a puzzle master demystify the final book of the Bible using interactive quizzes, quick facts, and step-by-step explanations.


The Non Prophet S Guidetm To The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Todd Hampson
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Publisher by : Harvest House Publishers
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Description : Everything You Wanted to Understand About the Book of Revelation Explained If the final book of the Bible has ever left you scratching your head or wondering what to make of plagues and horsemen, your friendly Non-Prophet is here to help you read Revelation as never before. Full of engaging graphics, author and illustrator Todd Hampson has created a user-friendly guide to John’s prophecies about the last days. This concise and appealing study removes the fear factor and demystifies the capstone book of the Bible provides biblical clarity about the key events in the end-times helps reclaim your hope, confidence, and joy in the promised future The Non-Prophet’s GuideTM to the Book of Revelation offers informative study tools for understanding its prophecies, and practical challenges to apply God’s truths to your life today. The Day of Judgment is nearer now than ever before. There’s no better time to understand the present in light of history’s final outcome.


How I Read The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Darryl Braxton, Sr.
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Publisher by : Tate Publishing Company
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Description : Most people are afraid to read the book of Revelation. It is a fear that someone has put in their mind, saying it is something they can never understand. Reading this book will take that fear away. It will explain how John felt while being in the spirit of what he had seen happening around the throne of God, plus revealing the true meaning of the book of Revelation. *** Have you ever feared to read the book of Revelation? Now your fear can vanish, and truth can take control. Have you ever been like John the apostle being in the spirit? To leave your body and float up to the throne of God only to stand next to John and see what he experienced and saw. Have you ever been in a place where you can see what Jesus looks like? Have you ever seen the lake of fire and brimstone and what it actually looks like? Have you ever stood at the city of the New Jerusalem only to be told it's not time yet?


Reading Revelation In Context

Author by : Ben C. Blackwell
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Description : Reading Revelation in Context brings together short, accessible essays by a team of over 20 top scholars that compare and contrast the visions and apocalyptic imagery of the book of Revelation with various texts from Second Temple Jewish literature.


The Theology Of The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Richard Bauckham
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This study is unique in its comprehensive account of the theology of Revelation, and is original in its exposition of the Book's message.


The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Susan Fournier Mathews
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Publisher by : Paulist Press
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Description : A user friendly guide to reading and understanding the last and enigmatic book of the New Testament, ideally suited for parish adult bible study groups and college level inquiry.


The Revelation Of John

Author by : James L. Resseguie
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Publisher by : Baker Academic
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Description : Shows how to discern the theological and homiletical message of the book of Revelation through narrative analysis.


Seeing Things John S Way

Author by : David Arthur DeSilva
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Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : The emotionally evocative power of the book of Revelation has been often noted and experienced by interpreters, but until now it has never been systematically explored. The strange visions of the book of Revelation provide some of the most difficult passages of the New Testament, yet Christians have long been fascinated by its power and provocative pronouncements. David deSilva analyzes how the book argues and persuades us to see the world through the eyes of John, and suggests that the study of ancient rhetoric is particularly valuable in understanding the book of Revelation. deSilva interprets the book of Revelation as a rhetorical and communicative strategy to persuade a particular audience for specific goals. Throughout this analysis, he pursues John's construction of his own authority, John's use of emotion and logic, and his attempt to shape the formation of the reader. Despite the complexities of Revelation, deSilva has produced a remarkably clear text sure to cause readers to rethink their view of Revelation.


The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Martin M. Culy
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Revelation, by any modern standard, is a strange book. It has intrigued and perplexed readers through the centuries, and all too often has fallen victim to fanciful interpretations. Although it may seem mysterious and impenetrable to us today, it represents a distinct message in language and imagery that was familiar to the original readers, woven together into a beautiful tapestry of twenty-two interconnected chapters. The Book of Revelation: The Rest of the Story demonstrates that the key to understanding the message of Revelation is found in this intricate relationship between the seven “letters” and the rest of the book, with the visions of Revelation 4–22 building on, fleshing out, and driving home each of the messages to the seven churches in Revelation 2–3. In the end, Revelation proves to be not primarily a guide to how things are going to unfold at the end of the age, but rather a profound call to a life of radical devotion to Jesus regardless of one’s circumstances.


Unveiling Empire

Author by : Wes Howard-Brook
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Publisher by : Orbis Books
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Behold I Am Coming Quickly

Author by : Richard Lee Norman
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Description : This is not a normal commentary.When I was about 40 years old, I had read the Bible just over 40 times, and it was then that I came to believe that I had a very clear and certain understanding of the book of Revelation.I had also read about eight or ten Commentaries on the book, but my understanding was nothing like any that I had read. I came to my view only by the reading of the entire Bible so many times. I had noticed a great many Scriptures in both the Old and New testaments that were obvious to me to be about the book of Revelation.I had been taught that the Scriptures should always interpret the Scriptures, so I began fitting the many Scriptures outside of the book of Revelation where they fit perfectly into the book of Revelation. This became my unique concept, and since that time, I have continued to read and study the book of Revelation in this manner to this day.Now at age 88, I have spent about 48 years of study, and I have read the entire Bible about 144 times more, putting me up to reading the Bible about 184 times.Today, I am more convinced than ever of the truth of my view, so I have, at the age of 88, written my own commentary on Revelation.I have completed these study guide commentaries and plan to have them available as ebooks and paperback within the next month. I am started at the end, with The Revelation, but more volumes will soon follow.


The Book Of Revelation Made Plain And Clear

Author by : Frank L. Thomas, Sr.
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Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : The Book Of Revelation Made Plain And Clear is intended to remove all apprehension and hesitation from reading the great book of Revelation. Frank Thomas' simple and straightforward treatment clears away much of the confusion and misunderstanding that has for so long been associated with this wonderful book of prophecy. Applying an easy to understand and chronological approach, The Book of Revelation Made Plain And Clear is a fresh and unique look at Revelation and will enable every Bible student to find the hope and encouragement that it was meant to offer.


Reading The Bible In The Age Of Francis

Author by : Micah D. Kiel
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Description : Pope Francis has taken the world by storm. He is the most prominent Christian voice in our world today. How does he incorporate Scripture into his ministry and what does Scripture say about those things he emphasizes? This book will explore within Scripture the bedrock themes of Francis' time as Pope, such as the poor, women, a God of surprises, mercy, the environment, and excessive legalism. What we find is that a diversity of biblical perspectives provide deep theological support or precedent for Francis' agenda. Both Francis and Scripture call Christians today to live in dramatically new ways in our world.


Our Journey Home The Book Of Revelation 3 Minutes A Day To Understand The Bible

Author by : Tom Hogsed
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Publisher by : Independently Published
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Description : The 3-A-DAY book series helps people better understand the Bible by providing resources that take approximately 3 minutes a day to read. Looking for something to start, restart, or enhance your connection with God? Each chapter of this book can be read in approximately 3 minutes and help you take next steps in your journey with God. This book is great to use for a daily devotional, personal Bible study, small group study, or sermon preparation. Let


How To Read The Bible

Author by : Roddy Braun
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Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : Here is the book for everyone who has ever thought, "I want to read the Bible, but I don't know where or how to begin." Although the Bible is the best selling book of all time, few people actually read the Bible,and even fewer understand the meaning of what they read. This book is written to help those who want to read the Bible, but have not been able to continue. The reason for this failure, says Dr. Braun, is that the Bible is a very difficult book, and few people have had anyone to help them get started. Here is help for all who are interested in reading the Bible in a way that is not only personally enriching but also intellectually honest. It makes pointed recommendations on what kind of Bible you should be reading, and what other helps exist to make reading a difficult book easier. This book tells you where to begin, and what you need to read and what you don't to get started. It also points out the different kinds of writings found in the Bibles sixty-six books, and how to read and interpret each of them. For all who have said, "I've tried to read the Bible, but got lost somewhere between the censuses of Numbers and the laws of Leviticus and Deuteronomy," here is what you need to know so you can try it again—and this time succeed.