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Revelation and the politics of apocalyptic interpretation.

Author: Richard B Hays; Stefan Alkier
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback edition ©2015View all editions and formats
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John's apocalyptic revelation tends to be read either as an esoteric mystery or a breathless blueprint for the future. Missing, though, is how Revelation is the most visually stunning and politically salient text in the canon. Revelation and the Politics of Apocalyptic Interpretation explores the ways in which Revelation, when read as the last book in the Christian Bible, is in actuality a crafted and contentious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Congresses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Hays; Stefan Alkier
ISBN: 1602585628 9781602585621
OCLC Number: 933517260
Notes: Proceedings of a conference held Oct. 7-10, 2010 at Duke Divinity School.
Description: vi, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What has the spirit been saying? Theological and hermeneutical reflections on the reception/impact history of the book of Revelation / Michael J. Gorman --
Models for intertextual interpretation of Revelation / Steve Moyise --
Reception of Daniel 7 in the Revelation of John / Thomas Hieke --
Faithful witness, alpha and omega : the identity of Jesus in the Apocalypse of John / Richard B. Hays --
God, Israel, and ecclesia in the Apocalypse / Joseph L. Mangina --
Revelation and Christian hope : political implications of the Revelation to John / N.T. Wright --
Witness or warrior? How the book of Revelation can help Christians live their political lives / Stefan Alkier --
Apocalypse in the framework of the canon / Tobias Nicklas --
Reading what is written in the book of life : theological interpretation of the book of Revelation today / Marianne Meye Thompson.

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Explores the ways in which Revelation, when read as the last book in the Christian Bible, is in actuality a crafted and contentious word. Contributors reveal the intricate intertextual interplay  Read more...

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The contributors present a compelling case that there are real political implications in the interpretation and identification of the main message of the Apocalypse. -- Ched Spellman, Southwestern Read more...

 
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