Revelation (Chalice Commentaries for Today) Paperback – March 1, 2005
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About the Author
- Publisher : Chalice Press (March 1, 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0827205287
- ISBN-13 : 978-0827205284
- Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.36 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,867,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Throughout the commentary, it is clear that the author is well-versed in his subject and has considered the varying evidence and perspectives regarding each passage. The introduction gives a concise background of Revelation, the schools of thought concerning it and its interpretation, and the language employed by the author. Though Farmer presents a majority of his commentary from a process theology point-of-view, he is extremely considerate of other interpretations, and never demeaning or polarizing.
Even from a non-academic perspective, this book is outstanding. The commentary presents readers with information and angles they may have never considered and challenges readers' presuppositions. It can be effectively used as a strictly academic tool. But, if readers are open to it, it can also present a useful theology compatible with progressive person's ideals and morality, without having to exclude portions of the text. Ministers, teachers, and students, even those who may have previously discounted John's Revelation as irrelevant or irreverent, can all use Farmer's methods to find meaning in it.
Lastly, if you are a student, consider yourself very lucky if this commentary is assigned for your class! If it is not, urge your professor to consider it. You'll be glad you did.