Item description for Saving God's Reputation: The Theological Function of Pistis Iesou in the Cosmic Narratives of Revelation (Library of New Testament Studies) by Sigve K. Tonstad...
Scholars generally see the aspiration of the Roman Empire and the imperial cult in Asia Minor as the great villain in Revelation, treating the depiction of a cosmic conflict in the book mostly as metaphors that hold little or no explanatory power in the story. This book pursues the conviction that the cosmic conflict imagery is the primary and controlling element in the account. Such a reading puts the war-in-heaven theme in the foreground and calls on interpreters to pay more attention to the heavenly being whose attempt to subvert the truth about the divine government is the unremitting concern in Revelation. This book redresses the distortion that results from leaving the larger conflict theme underexposed. Having first developed the story line, it aims is to show that the phrase 'Pistis Iesou' in Revelation is best understood when Revelation is read as a theodicy of God's handling of the reality of evil.
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Studio: T. & T. Clark Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.14 lbs.
Release Date Jan 20, 2007
Publisher T. & T. Clark Publishers
ISBN 0567044947 ISBN13 9780567044945
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More About Sigve K. Tonstad
Sigve K. Tonstad completed his PhD at the University of St. Andrews. He is Assistant Professor of Religion and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Loma Linda University in California.
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