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Unveiling empire : reading Revelation then and now

Author: Wes Howard-Brook; Anthony Gwyther
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©1999.
Series: Bible & liberation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Confused by "end of the world" readings or put off by the dense and mysterious imagery, many readers hesitate to explore the Book of Revelation. Unveiling Empire offers a new entree into this troubling and controversial book of the Bible by examining the roots and social purposes of apocalyptic literature and Revelations own use of traditional imagery. In this way the authors provide readers with the tools for  Read more...
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Howard-Brook, Wes.
Unveiling empire.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©1999
(OCoLC)607361108
Online version:
Howard-Brook, Wes.
Unveiling empire.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©1999
(OCoLC)607924797
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wes Howard-Brook; Anthony Gwyther
ISBN: 1570752877 9781570752872
OCLC Number: 41503811
Description: xxx, 313 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Elizabeth McAlister --
Introduction: Reading Revelation --
1. "Behold, a Door was Opened in Heaven": Seeking Wisdom from On High --
2. The Roots and Branches of Apocalyptic Writings --
3. Reading Revelation in Context: Imperial Rome and Christianity in the First Century --
4. Revelation's "Bifurcated" Sense of Time and Space --
5. "Vengeance is Mine!" Says the Lord: Revelation's Language of Violence and the Practice of a Discipleship of Nonviolence 6. The City of Our God: Babylon or New Jerusalem? --
7. "The Empire of the World has Become the Empire of our Lord and of his Messiah": Liturgy and Worship in Revelation --
8. The War of Myths Between Revelation and Rome --
9. Coming Out of Empire Today.
Series Title: Bible & liberation.
Responsibility: Wes Howard-Brook and Anthony Gwyther.

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Confused by "end of the world" readings or put off by the dense and mysterious imagery, many readers hesitate to explore the Book of Revelation. Unveiling Empire offers a new entree into this troubling and controversial book of the Bible by examining the roots and social purposes of apocalyptic literature and Revelations own use of traditional imagery. In this way the authors provide readers with the tools for deciphering the texts message--and its urgent applications for Christians today living amidst a new kind of "empire."

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