|类型/形式：||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
Elaine H Pagels
|描述：||ix, 244 pages ; 21 cm|
|内容：||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.
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.