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Revelation (Epworth Commentary) Paperback – January, 1990

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Product Details

  • Series: Epworth Commentary
  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Epworth Press; 1st ed edition (January 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716204932
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716204930
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,703,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This volume on the Book of Revelation is a stunning achievement.Since the authors are also the editors of the overall project, itis certainly a good sign for the series as a whole." FirstThings

"The present commentary on Revelation ... the first to bepublished in the series, is a full success. If you have littlespace on your shelves for biblical commentaries, I would advise youto throw the other commentaries out and keep this one."International Review of Biblical Studies

“In giving a sense of how these biblical texts have beenread and interpreted by generations of readers these commentariessucceed admirably. They will educate, illuminate, surprise, anddelight.” Australian Religious Studies Review

"The reader will come away with a good general sense of just howpowerful this text has been in the Christian Church." EpworthReview

"The reader is provided with a good range of readings, and waysin which the text has been appropriated byt he church, and inmusic, art and literature." Colloquium

"Judith Kovacs and Christopher Rowland give us something new– an in-depth analysis that emphasizes the reception historyof the Apocalypse, its significance for later theology, literature,and art. The result is an eye-opening book that will dramaticallychange how readers understand the last book of the Bible and itsrole in Western history. This is a rich and fascinating work."Bernard McGinn, Divinity School, University of Chicago

"This is a rich and multifaceted commentary on Revelation thatincludes highlights from the whole range of the history ofinterpretation and reception of the work. Special attention isgiven to the role the book has played in art, literature and music,both within the churches and without. It should be required readingin any course on Revelation." Adela Yarbro Collins, YaleUniversity Divinity School

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Book Description

This ground-breaking commentary reveals the far-reaching influence of the Apocalypse on society and culture, and the impact it has had on the Christian Church through the ages. Approaching the Apocalypse chapter by chapter, the authors consider its effects, not only on theologians from Origen and Augustine to late twentieth-century theologians of liberation, but also on writers, artists, musicians, political figures, visionaries and others, including Dante, Hildegard of Bingen, Milton, Newton, the English Civil War radicals, Durer, Turner, Blake, Handel and Franz Schmidt. They show that, despite the enormous range of interpretations, those who use the Apocalypse tend either to see it as a kind of sophisticated code to interpret history, or as a parable about the appropriate response to God in political, ecclesiastical, or personal life. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kpar on June 26, 2014
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Good resource for study at the academic level or for Sunday School teachers trying to explain the book of Revelation
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