The Book Of Revelation And Its Interpreters

Author by : Ian Boxall
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Description : The Book of Revelation has fired the imaginations of theologians, preachers, artists, and ordinary Christians across the centuries. The resulting number of commentaries on the book is enormous, and most studies can only touch upon, at most, a representative sample of this vast literature. As a consequence, many focus largely on the interpretation of the Apocalypse only within specific periods, such as the patristic period or during the Reformation. One result of this severe limitation given the vast literary corpus is how historical interpretations in critical commentaries of the Book of Revelations tend to prioritize authors from the modern period. In The Book of Revelation and Its Interpreters: Short Studies and an Annotated Bibliography, editors Richard Tresley and Ian Boxall fill a significant gap in the scholarly literature. At its heart is an extensive annotated bibliography, covering commentaries on the book up to 1700, including most of the early illuminated Apocalypses. Supporting the presentation of this survey of the historical interpretations of the Book of Revelation is an extended overview of Revelation’s often-colorful reception history by Christopher Rowland, together with a number of short studies on various aspects of the book. These include discussions of specific commentators, such as Sean Michael Ryan’s look at Tyconius and Francis X. Gumerlock exploration of Chromatius of Aquileia, alongside a more general treatment of Revelation’s impact on the figure of John of Patmos in an essay by Ian Boxall and the visual reception of Revelation in Natasha O’Hear’s article. The Book of Revelation and Its Interpreters provides a valuable bibliographical resource for those working in the field of Biblical Studies, history of Christianity, eschatology and apocalyptic studies. The accompanying essays orient the authors recorded in the bibliography within a larger context, offering specific examples of the Apocalypse’s capacity to speak in fresh and often surprising ways to diverse audiences throughout history.


The Book Of Revelation And Its Interpreters

Author by : Richard Tresley
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Description : In The Book of Revelation and Its Interpreters: Short Studies and an Annotated Bibliography, editors Richard Tresley and Ian Boxall fill a significant gap in the scholarly literature. At its heart is an extensive annotated bibliography, covering commentaries on the book up to 1700, including most of the early illuminated Apocalypses. Supporting the presentation of this survey of the historical interpretations of the Book of Revelation is an extended overview of Revelation s often-colorful reception history by Christopher Rowland, together with a number of short studies on various aspects of the book. These include discussions of specific commentators, such as Sean Michael Ryan s look at Tyconius and Francis X. Gumerlock exploration of Chromatius of Aquileia, alongside a more general treatment of Revelation s impact on the figure of John of Patmos in an essay by Ian Boxall and the visual reception of Revelation in Natasha O Hear s article."


Interpreting The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Kevin J. Conner
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Description : Discover how to interpret the book of Revelation for yourself, whether for use in developing your sermon or answering questions. Interpreting the Book of Revelation teaches you how to apply proper hermeneutical principles and unlock answers on your own. An invaluable tool to balance the varied interpretations of today.


From Genesis To Revelation

Author by : Frederick Osborn
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Description : From Genesis to Revelation: Interpreting the book of Revelation through the Old Testament Scriptures The roots of Revelation are sunk deep into the Old Testament Scriptures so interpreting the book of Revelation through the lens of the Old Testament Scriptures is nothing new, but it is unique for modern interpreters of John's Apocalypse to explore in great detail the connection between John's Apocalypse and the books of the Old Testament. A fact that is often overlooked by the modern reader of Revelation is how much John's vision depends upon the Old Testament for its context - especially the prophetic books. This book avoids the sensationalism and wild speculations of some Futurist-Millennialist interpreters, while shunning the liberalism of purely symbolical interpretations on one side and the rigid brackets of Historicist and Preterist interpretations on the other. The author uses the Old Testament Scriptures to bring into clear focus many of the verses of John's visions of the End Times. Because From Genesis to Revelation takes no definitive stand on any of the four major traditional approaches to interpreting Revelation, the material included in this book can be helpful for any student of Revelation, regardless of their theological approach. Because the author respects the different interpretations of Revelation, this book can be helpful for those who are struggling to understand the Apocalypse of John to decide which of the four theological approaches to Revelation may be best. At the same time, studying the hundreds of references to the Old Testament in Revelation should help lay to rest the doubts of anyone who questions whether or not John's book deserves a place in the New Testament Canon. From Genesis to Revelation is written for a broad audience that may be less familiar with the higher criticisms of the Bible but who want more than a surface knowledge of Revelation.


Interpreting Revelation

Author by : Merrill C. Tenney
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Description : "Interpreting Revelation" is a sane, thorough, scholarly, and sensible approach to studying and understanding the book of Revelation. It provides the reader with clear insights into the various methods of interpreting this last book of the Bible. No matter what approach you take to the book of Revelation" futurist or preterist, premillennial or amillennial" you will find enlightenment as you have opportunity to peruse a variety of other approaches to understanding this somewhat mysterious apocalyptic book.


The Oxford Handbook Of The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Craig Koester
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The Book of Revelation holds a special fascination for both scholars and the general public. The book has generated widely differing interpretations, yet Revelation has surprisingly not been the focus of many single-volume reference works. The Oxford Handbook of the Book of Revelation fills a need in the study of this controversial book. Thirty essays by leading scholars from around the world orient readers to the major currents in the study of Revelation. Divided into five sections-Literary Features, Social Setting, Theology and Ethics, History of Reception and Influence, and Currents in Interpretation-the essays identify the major lines of interpretation that have shaped discussion of these topics, and then work through the aspects of those topics that are most significant and hold greatest promise for future research.


Biblical Reception 5

Author by : J. Cheryl Exum
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Description : In this guest-edited issue of Biblical Reception, edited by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, contributors examine the reception of the bible in art. Most of the contributions focus on biblical women, or on encounters with women in the bible. The volume is roughly chronological in structure, beginning with two pieces on Eve, one of which compares representations of Eve with those of the Virgin Mary, the other which considers how Eve is presented in Islamic texts and images. Following a contribution on Esther and Sarah the volume moves on to consider New Testament texts, with notable focus on women at the peripheries of society (the woman with the hemorrhage in Mark's gospel and the woman of Samaria). Attention is also paid to representations of Mary Magdalene and of Judith and Salome. The volume concludes with a piece on apocalyptic imagery and the woman clothed with the sun of Revelation 12. Featuring over 50 high quality color images, this volume provides scholarship of the highest level on biblical art.


Reading Revelation Responsibly

Author by : Michael J. Gorman
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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.


God And History In The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Michael Gilbertson
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Description : This is an interdisciplinary study which constructs a dialogue between biblical interpretation and systematic theology. It examines how far a reading of the Book of Revelation might either support or question the work of leading theologians Wolfhart Pannenberg and Jürgen Moltmann on the theology of history, exploring the way in which the author of Revelation uses the dimensions of space and time to make theological points about the relationship between God and history. The book argues that Revelation sets the present earthly experience of the reader in the context of God's ultimate purposes, by disclosing hidden dimensions of reality, both spatial - embracing heaven and earth - and temporal - extending into the ultimate future. Dr Gilbertson offers a detailed assessment of the theologies of history developed by Pannenberg and Moltmann, including their views on the nature of the historical process, and the use of apocalyptic ideas in eschatology.


The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Robert H. Mounce
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Description : This contribution to The New International Commentary on the New Testament is a revision of Robert Mounce's original entry on the book of Revelation and reflects more than twenty additional years of mature thought and the latest in scholarship.


The Book Of Revelation For Dummies

Author by : Richard Wagner
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Are you baffled by the Book of Revelation? Understand the purpose, key themes, and symbolism of the most fascinating book in the Bible with The Book of Revelation For Dummies, an easy-to-understand guide that will help you grasp the enduring messages of Revelation and apply them to your life. You will understand what Revelation says about the past, present, and future, and how it relates to the rest of the Bible. You will learn how this mysterious book of the Bible fits into a historical context. You’ll discover all kinds of interesting facts about the apostle John and learn about the details of his world. You will be able to choose a perspective for interpreting this book of the Bible and decipher the many haunting symbols. There is no need to read this reference guide from cover to cover; simply browse the table of contents or flip through the pages to find the answers and assistance that you need. Discover how to: Interpret the prophecy of the Revelation Place it in historical context Understand how it relates to other books in the Bible Unravel the details of the apostle John’s life and world Choose a perspective for understanding See the grander scheme of things Complete with lists of the ten most commonly asked questions about end times and the ten rules of thumb for interpreting scripture, The Book of Revelation For Dummies will help you understand and decode one of the most perplexing books in the Bible!


Charts On The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Mark Wilson
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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.


Studies In The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Stephen Alexander Hunter
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Publisher by : Prabhat Prakashan
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Description : Stephen Alexander Hunter's 'Studies in the Book of Revelation' provides clear and accurate results of the investigation of modern scholars, in language which is comprehensible to the intelligent reader of the English Bible. The Revelation of St. John has been an enigma from the earliest Christian centuries. On the one hand, it has been shunned because of its mysteriousness; on the other, it has been discredited for sober-minded, intelligent Christians by the absurd vagaries of its interpreters.


Inspiration

Author by : Gerald O'Collins
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Description : Inspiration: Towards a Christian Interpretation of Biblical Inspiration anchors its study of inspiration firmly in the Scriptures and examines the inspired nature of the Bible and its inspiring impact. Gerald O'Collins begins by examining classical view of inspiration expounded by Karl Barth and Raymond Collins. He takes up the inspired origin of the Old Testament, where earlier books helped to inspire later books, before moving to the New Testament, which throughout shows the inspiring impact of the inherited Scriptures—both in direct citations and in many echoes. The work then investigates the Bible's inspiring influence on Christian worship, preaching, teaching, the visual arts, literature, and life. After a chapter that clarifies the interrelationship between divine revelation, tradition, and inspiration, two chapters expound ten characteristics of biblical inspiration, with special emphasis on the inspiring quality of the Bible. O'Collins explains a major consequence of inspiration, biblical truth, and the grounds on which the Church 'canonized' the Scriptures. After spelling out three approaches to biblical interpretation (the authorial intention, the role of readers, and the primacy of the text itself), the book ends by setting out ten principles for engaging theologically with the Scriptures. An epilogue highlights two achievements of the book. By carefully distinguishing inspiration from divine revelation and biblical truth, it can deliver readers from false problems. This work also underlines the inspiring effects of the Scriptures as part of the Holy Spirit's work of inspiration.


Interpreting Revelation And Other Apocalyptic Literature

Author by : C. Marvin Pate
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Description : Christians live in two overlapping ages: this present age and the age to come. By examining Revelation and other apocalyptic literature from the Gospels and the Old Testament, it can be argued that end-time events and the age to come have already begun. This understanding, however, can present many challenges. How do we explain this blending of present and future? How do the future resurrection of the body and the return of Christ impact pastoral care and sermon preparation now? C. Marvin Pate provides an accessible guide to the distinctive content, form, and function of apocalyptic literature. Key principles of interpretation specific to this genre are presented, as well as steps in communicating the theological messages of apocalyptic passages in the Bible. Pate's in-depth explanations offer a reliable introduction to this field of literature as well as new insights into the texts.


Studies In The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Steve Moyise
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Description : General and scholarly interest in Revelation has never been greater. This is a specially commissioned set of state-of-the-art studies on the most important aspects of Revelation and its significance for the 21st century--by the world's leading scholars. The studies can be grouped in relation to three main themes: strategies of interpretation (theological, literary, feminist, metaphorical); the nature of the violent imagery; and passages of particular interest (the letter to Laodicea, 'praise and politics', Old Testament allusions, the second coming of Christ).This book will provide an invaluable resource for researchers and students alike.


Eschatology In Antiquity

Author by : Hilary Marlow
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Description : This collection of essays explores the rhetoric and practices surrounding views on life after death and the end of the world, including the fate of the individual, apocalyptic speculation and hope for cosmological renewal, in a wide range of societies from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Byzantine era. The 42 essays by leading scholars in each field explore the rich spectrum of ways in which eschatological understanding can be expressed, and for which purposes it can be used. Readers will gain new insight into the historical contexts, details, functions and impact of eschatological ideas and imagery in ancient texts and material culture from the twenty-fifth century BCE to the ninth century CE. Traditionally, the study of “eschatology” (and related concepts) has been pursued mainly by scholars of Jewish and Christian scripture. By broadening the disciplinary scope but remaining within the clearly defined geographical milieu of the Mediterranean, this volume enables its readers to note comparisons and contrasts, as well as exchanges of thought and transmission of eschatological ideas across Antiquity. Cross-referencing, high quality illustrations and extensive indexing contribute to a rich resource on a topic of contemporary interest and relevance. Eschatology in Antiquity is aimed at readers from a wide range of academic disciplines, as well as non-specialists including seminary students and religious leaders. The primary audience will comprise researchers in relevant fields including Biblical Studies, Classics and Ancient History, Ancient Philosophy, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Art History, Late Antiquity, Byzantine Studies and Cultural Studies. Care has been taken to ensure that the essays are accessible to undergraduates and those without specialist knowledge of particular subject areas.


Tyconius Book Of Rules

Author by : Matthew R. Lynskey
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Description : This book explores the church-centric interpretation of ancient biblical exegete Tyconius in his hermeneutical treatise Liber regularum, highlighting how his underlying ecclesiology shaped his hermeneutical enterprise


His Dream Interpreters

Author by : Phantom Prophet
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The End Of Times

Author by : Roy Burger
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Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : The interpretation of end-time prophecy is not an easy venture. To make matters worse, most of the authors who have interpreted the metaphors have in fact added their opinions instead of studying the revelations as the Lord intended. So how do we catch the message of the Lord instead of being misled by our own interpretations? The End of Times can help us to interpret the will of God, since his revelations are written throughout the Word and we need to humbly understand his thoughts. Authors Roy and Julia Burger invite believers to join them in a search through the Bible to uncover the intentions of God behind the symbolism-thus gaining the knowledge of God. They also provide other views that may have gone astray of the Word, comparing scriptures and letting the Word speak for itself. Colossians 1:10 (NASB) reads "so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God." Because the end times are approaching, now is the time to heed this divine wisdom and listen to God directly.


The New Jerusalem In The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Pilchan Lee
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Description : There is a development between expectation for the rebuilding of the New Jerusalem/Temple in the Old Testament and the coming of the New Jerusalem/Temple in Revelation. In Revelation, there is a dynamic relation between the New Jerusalem and the Heavenly Jerusalem: the New Jerusalem is the descent of the Heavenly Jerusalem. Moreover, there is no Temple building which was expected as the eschatological promise in the Old Testament but rather God and the Lamb is the Temple. How can this shift be explained? Pilchan Lee examines the exegetical tradition which existed between the Old Testament and Revelation. He assumes that as the exegetical tradition, the early Jewish (apocalyptic) literature functions as a key element for forming the idea of the New Jerusalem in Revelation. John's main argument is that the church (which is symbolized by several images) is placed in heaven now (chapters 4-20) and the church (which is symbolized by the New Jerusalem) will descend to the earth from heaven in the future (21-22).


Untold Tales From The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Stephen D. Moore
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Description : An interlinked collection of essays representing the best of Stephen D. Moore’s groundbreaking scholarship This collection of previously published essays is a companion to The Bible in Theory: Critical and Postcritical Essays (2010). Chapters engage postcolonial studies, cultural studies, deconstruction, autobiographical criticism, masculinity studies, queer theory, affect theory, and animality studies—methods Moore believes present unprecedented challenges to the monochrome model of Revelation scholarship based on traditional historical-critical methods. Features: Nine essays on biblical literary criticism including two co-written with Jennifer A. Glancy and Catherine Keller Contextual introductions for each essay Annotated bibliographies


Divine Revelation In The Book Of Revelation

Author by : Martina Dominik
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Description : This book, Divine Revelation in the Book of Revelation, was written for everyone who is looking for the truth. It offers a biblical interpretation of the book of Revelation. The visions given to St. John are not easy to interpret - but they were neither fulfilled in the first century nor do they teach the millennial reign of Christ, which will begin at His second coming, as many interpreters claim. The visions in the book of Revelation are about "the present age" (Eph. 1:21) - the time between the two comings of Christ. A great part of the book of Revelation also describes the events of the second coming of Christ. This book provides the readers with a proper understanding of the visions in the book of Revelation. It offers the truth that is indispensable for the defense of our faith. MARTINA DOMINIK is an independent author from the Czech Republic. The book, Divine Revelation in the Book of Revelation, is her first published book.


Interpreting The Book Of Revelation Guides To New Testament Exegesis

Author by : J. Ramsey Michaels
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Publisher by : Baker Academic
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Description : An introduction to the study of Revelation reviewing the book's linguistic structure, vocabulary, and variant readings, as well as differences of opinion regarding its message.


Interpreting Samson Agonistes

Author by : Joseph Anthony Wittreich
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : Joseph Wittreich reveals Samson to be an intensely political work that reflects the heroic ambitions and failings of the Puritan Revolution and the tragic ambiguities of the era. He sees in the work not the purveyance of Medieval and early Renaissance typological associations but an interrogation of them and a consequent movement away from them. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


Mysterious Apocalypse

Author by : Arthur W. Wainwright
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Description : No part of the Bible is more controversial than the book of Revelation, or, as it is often called, the Apocalypse. For eighteen hundred years it has given rise to conflicting interpretations, and in the late twentieth century it is as controversial as ever.