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The book of Revelation : Apocalypse and empire

Author: Leonard L Thompson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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About seventy years after the death of Jesus, John of Patmos sent visionary messages to Christians in seven cities of western Asia Minor. These messages would eventually become part of the New Testament canon, as The Book of Revelation. What was John's message? What was its literary form? Did he write to a persecuted minority or to Christians enjoying the social and material benefits of the Roman Empire? In search  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Leonard L., 1934-
Book of Revelation.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)644342136
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard L Thompson
ISBN: 0195055519 9780195055511 0195115805 9780195115802
OCLC Number: 19509529
Notes: Includes indexes.
Awards: Winner of Chosen as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1991-1992 by Choice.
Description: xii, 265 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1: Orientation --
Historical setting and genre --
The social setting of Apocalypses --
Pt. 2: The script: wholeness and the language of the book of Revelation --
The linguistic unity of Revelation --
Unity through the language of worship --
The Seer's vision of an unbroken world ----
Pt. 3: The stage: Roman society and the province of Asia --
Domitian's reign: history and rhetoric --
Christians in the province of Asia --
Jews in the province of Asia --
Urban life in the province of Asia --
Pt. 4: The play: the apocalypse and the empire --
The book of Revelation in Asian society --
The social location of the book of Revelation --
Postscript: Religious language and the social order.
Responsibility: Leonard L. Thompson.
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Critically examines the language, literature, history, and social setting of the Book of Revelation. After discussion of the importance of the apocalypse genre, Thompson considers the form and  Read more...

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