By (author) Leonard L. Thompson
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Revelation by Leonard L. Thompson
Book DescriptionIn this exposition, an acclaimed interpreter shows that the book of Revelation is to be read as a unified work of religious poetry aimed at extricating Christians from Roman society, in which they were living quietly and peacefully. Thompson considers connections between John's negative view of society and his social location as a wandering prophet, compares his visionary experience with that of other prophets and seers, especially in Judaism, notes similarities between the depictions of Christ and Satan in Revelation and portraits of heroes and demons in other writings of the time, and emphasizes that John's vision of heaven and the future were intended to infuse everyday Christian life with confidence in the goodness and ultimate triumph of God.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780687056798
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Abingdon Press
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Critically examines the language, literature, history, and social setting of the Book of Revelation. After discussion of the importance of the apocalypse genre, Thompson considers the form and structure of the book, the unified world created by it, and the social conditions that prevailed whilst it was being written. Originally published in 1990.
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