By Leonard L. Thompson

In this lucid exposition, an acclaimed interpreter exhibits that the ebook of Revelation is to be learn as a unified paintings of spiritual poetry geared toward extricating Christians from Roman society, within which they have been dwelling quietly and peacefully. Thompson considers connections among John’s adverse 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 snap shots of heroes and demons in different writings of the time, and emphasizes that John’s imaginative and prescient of heaven and the long run have been meant to infuse daily Christian existence with self assurance within the goodness and supreme triumph of God.


“Thompson’s remark on Revelation is written in an attractive literary sort and, by way of providing perceptive comparisons and contrasts with either Greco-Roman and Jewish literature—canonical and non-canonical—he highlights the specific good points of this booklet. He offers successfully with the rhetorical or even the epistemological dimensions, whereas providing an illuminating and convincing thought for the constitution and thematic improvement of Revelation. in brief, it's a so much revealing and insightful research of this difficult early Christian writing, because it exhibits how this e-book addresses perennial human questions on divine goal and human destiny.” –-Howard Clark Kee

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