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The Book of Revelation : Apocalypse and Empire.

Author: Leonard L Thompson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 structure of the book, the unified world created by it, and the social conditions that prevailed whilst it was being written. Originally published in 1990.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard L Thompson
ISBN: 9780198022237 0198022239 1280470054 9781280470059
OCLC Number: 437173359
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages)
Contents: Contents; Chronology; Introduction; Part I: Orientation; Part II: The Script: Wholeness and the Language of the Book of Revelation; Part III: The Stage: Roman Society and the Province of Asia; Part IV: The Play: The Apocalypse and the Empire; Appendix: Recent Theories about the Social Setting of the Book of Revelation; Abbreviations; Notes; Works Cited; Additional Sources; Subject Index; Index of Ancient Sources; Index of Modern Authors.

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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 structure of the book, the unified world created by it, and the social conditions that prevailed whilst it was being written. Originally published in 1990.

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