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The Book of Revelation: Apocalypse and Empire [Paperback]

By Leonard L. Thompson (Author)
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About seventy years after the death of Jesus, John of Patmos sent visionary messages to Christians in seven cities of western Asia Minor. These messages would eventually become part of the New Testament canon, as The Book of Revelation.

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About seventy years after the death of Jesus, John of Patmos sent visionary messages to Christians in seven cities of western Asia Minor. These messages would eventually become part of the New Testament canon, as The Book of Revelation. What was John's message? What was its literary form? Did he write to a persecuted minority or to Christians enjoying the social and material benefits of the Roman Empire? In search of answers to these penetrating questions, Thompson critically examines the language, literature, history, and social setting of the Book of the Apocalypse. Following a discussion of the importance of the genre apocalypse, he closely analyzes the form and structure of the Revelation, its narrative and metaphoric unity, the world created through John's visions, and the social conditions of the empire in which John wrote. He offers an unprecedented interpretation of the role of boundaries in Revelation, a reassessment of the reign of the Emperor Domitian, and a view of tribulation that integrates the literary vision of Revelation with the reality of the lives of ordinary people in a Roman province. Throughout his study, Thompson argues that the language of Revelation joins the ordinary to the extra-ordinary, earth to heaven, and local conditions to supra-human processes.

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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.28" Width: 6.11" Height: 0.86"
Weight:   0.99 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 13, 1997
Publisher   Oxford University Press
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0195115805  
ISBN13  9780195115802  


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Leonard L. Thompson was born in 1934 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Lawrence University.

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4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Criticism & Interpretation > Criticism & Interpretation
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