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Revelations : visions, prophecy, and politics in the Book of Revelation

Author: Elaine H Pagels
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the New Testament book of Revelation in a historical first-century context, reinterpreting the book as a scathing attack on the decadence of Rome that was subsequently adopted by early Christians as a weapon against heresy.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine H Pagels
ISBN: 0143121634 9780143121633
OCLC Number: 795010488
Description: ix, 244 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: John's Revelation : challenging the evil empire, Rome --
Visions of heaven and hell : from Ezekiel and John of Patmos to Paul --
Other revelations : heresy or illumination? --
Confronting persecution : how Jews and Christians separated politics from religion --
Constantine's conversion : how John's Revelation became part of the Bible.
Responsibility: Elaine Pagels.

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Explores the New Testament book of Revelation in a historical first-century context, reinterpreting the book as a scathing attack on the decadence of Rome that was subsequently adopted by early Christians as a weapon against heresy.

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