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Book of Revelation : Justice and Judgement - Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza

Book of Revelation

Justice and Judgement

Paperback Published: 1st November 1998
ISBN: 9780800631611
Number Of Pages: 240

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Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza's pioneering and widely acclaimed volume, now reissued with a new Preface and Epilogue, has served to reorient interpretations of this controversial book. Rather than finding an individual Christian vision of a fiery endtime, Schussler Fiorenza writes of Christian communities living in the shadow of imperial power, fearing denunciation by their neighbors, yet envisioning the eventual effect of Jesus Christ's resurrection and enthronement on the whole social order. In Schussler Fiorenza's theological-historical analyses, the Book of Revelation is a literary product of early Christian prophecy, and her interpretation leads to distinctive notions of the book's composition, social intent, relation to the Gospel of John, and visionary rhetoric of apocalypse and justice."

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Prologuep. 1
Introduction: Research Perspectives on the Book of Revelationp. 12
Theological Perspectives and Frameworks
History and Eschatology in Revelationp. 35
Redemption as Liberation (Rev. 1:5-6 and 5:9-10)p. 68
Revelation in the Context of Early Christianity in Asia Minor
The Quest for the Johannine School: The Book of Revelation and the Fourth Gospelp. 85
Apocalyptic and Gnosis in Revelation and in Paulp. 114
Apokalypsis and Propheteia: Revelation in the Context of Early Christian Prophecyp. 133
Literary Vision and Composition
The Composition and Structure of Revelationp. 159
Visionary Rhetoric and Social-Political Situationp. 181
Epilogue: The Rhetoricality of Apocalypse and the Politics of Interpretationp. 205
Index of Passagesp. 237
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ISBN: 9780800631611
ISBN-10: 0800631617
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st November 1998
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2

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