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Discovering Revelation : content, interpretation, reception

Author: David Arthur DeSilva
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2021. ©2021
Series: Discovering biblical texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book of Revelation has been received over the past several centuries with both fascination and aversion, but one thing is certain: it has profoundly shaped Christian history and culture. And the way it has shaped history and culture has been determined, in large part, by how the book has been variously--and sometimes irresponsibly--interpreted. David A. deSilva addresses the interpretation and reception-history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Arthur DeSilva
ISBN: 9780802872425 0802872425
OCLC Number: 1252644438
Notes: "First published 2021 in Great Britain by Society for Promoting Christians Knowledge"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 235 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Interpreting Revelation : strategies for reading --
The text of Revelation : origins and transmission --
The world of John the Seer : locating the text historically and socially --
A revelation of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1) --
Oracles from the glorified Christ (Revelation 2-3) --
Visions of the cosmic centre (Revelation 4-5) --
Seals, trumpets and plagues : Revelation as cosmic exodus (Revelation 6-9, 10-11, 15-16) --
Roman power and propaganda in perspective (Revelation 12-14) --
The goddess exposed (Revelation 17.1-19.10) --
Making all things new (Revelation 19.11-22.5) --
Conclusions : interpreting Revelation today.
Series Title: Discovering biblical texts.
Responsibility: David A. deSilva.

Abstract:

The book of Revelation has been received over the past several centuries with both fascination and aversion, but one thing is certain: it has profoundly shaped Christian history and culture. And the way it has shaped history and culture has been determined, in large part, by how the book has been variously--and sometimes irresponsibly--interpreted. David A. deSilva addresses the interpretation and reception-history of Revelation in this compact, up-to-date, and student-friendly introduction to the book of Revelation, focusing on its structure, content, theological concerns, key interpretive debates, and historical reception. Discovering Revelation draws on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text-, and reader-centered) as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of interpreting the text. DeSilva pays special attention to defining features of Revelation, such as its use of sequences of seven as a major structuring device, its nonlinear plotline, and its deployment of contrast and parody.

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