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The Theology of the Book of Revelation : New Testament Theology - Richard Bauckham

The Theology of the Book of Revelation

New Testament Theology

Paperback Published: 4th March 1993
ISBN: 9780521356916
Number Of Pages: 181

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The Book of Revelation is a work of profound theology. But its literary form makes it impenetrable to many modern readers and open to all kinds of misinterpretations. Richard Bauckham explains how the book's imagery conveyed meaning in its original context and how the book's theology is inseparable from its literary structure and composition. Revelation is seen to offer not an esoteric and encoded forecast of historical events but rather a theocentric vision of the coming of God's universal kingdom, contextualised in the late first-century world dominated by Roman power and ideology. It calls on Christians to confront the political idolatries of the time and to participate in God's purpose of gathering all the nations into his kingdom. Once Revelation is properly grounded in its original context it is seen to transcend that context and speak to the contemporary church. This study concludes by highlighting Revelation's continuing relevance for today.

"A thorough reading--and rereading--of this slim volume suggests that Bauckman's hope that it may contribute to the renewal of the doctrine of God in our time may not be in vain, and that the series to which it belongs may likewise contribute to the renewal of biblical theology." M. Eugene Boring, Journal of Religion "This volume will take its place alongside the many other outstanding works in this series." Review & Expositor

Reading the Book of Revelation
The One who is and who was and who is to come
The Lamb on the throne
The victory of the Lamb and his followers
The Spirit of prophecy
The New Jerusalem
Revelation for today
For further reading
Notes
Abbreviations
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521356916
ISBN-10: 0521356911
Series: New Testament Theology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 181
Published: 4th March 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.23