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The Book of Revelation and its interpreters : short studies and an annotated bibliography

Author: Ian Boxall
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Commentaries Early works to 1800 Bibliography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Boxall
ISBN: 9780810861534 0810861534
OCLC Number: 935981566
Description: xi, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The reception of the book of Revelation: an overview / Christopher Rowland --
Praising God in adversity: Tyconius's ecclesiological exegesis of the celestial liturgy (Rev. 4-5) / Sean Michael Ryan --
Chromatius of Aquileia on John 21:22 and Rev. 10:11: against a legend about the apostle John / Francis X. Gumerlock --
The figure of John of Patmos in pre-1700 interpretation of Revelation / Ian Boxall --
Seeing the apocalypse: pre-1700 visualizations of Revelation / Natasha O'Hear --
Annotated bibliography of commentaries on the book of Revelation to 1700 / Richard Tresley.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Boxall and Richard Tresley.

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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's 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.

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The book is a worthy addition to any theological library's reference section.... [and] provides insight into the mind-set of how earlier generations understood John and his Apocalypse. * Catholic Read more...

 
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