By Leonard L. Thompson
In this lucid exposition, an acclaimed interpreter exhibits that the e-book of Revelation is to be learn as a unified paintings of spiritual poetry geared toward extricating Christians from Roman society, during which they have been residing quietly and peacefully. Thompson considers connections among John’s unfavourable view of society and his social place as a wandering prophet, compares his visionary event with that of alternative prophets and seers, particularly in Judaism, notes similarities among the depictions of Christ and devil in Revelation and photographs of heroes and demons in different writings of the time, and emphasizes that John’s imaginative and prescient of heaven and the longer term have been meant to infuse daily Christian lifestyles with self assurance within the goodness and supreme triumph of God.
“Thompson’s statement on Revelation is written in an interesting literary type and, by means of proposing perceptive comparisons and contrasts with either Greco-Roman and Jewish literature—canonical and non-canonical—he highlights the exact beneficial properties of this booklet. He bargains successfully with the rhetorical or even the epistemological dimensions, whereas supplying an illuminating and convincing thought for the constitution and thematic improvement of Revelation. briefly, it's a so much revealing and insightful research of this demanding early Christian writing, because it indicates how this ebook addresses perennial human questions on divine function and human destiny.” –-Howard Clark Kee
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