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Interesting art, but preterist interpretation
on December 10, 2012
I like that the book helped me think about Revelation and such topics at a slower pace, causing me to see it with new eyes. I saw some things I never really paid attention to previously. However, it does somewhat bug me that the art takes a preterist interpretation, depicting the prophecies about the Antichrist as visions about events that were fulfilled in Roman times. Clearly, Jesus Christ has not returned to reign as the King of the world in a peacible kingdom, and certainly not so in Roman times, yet the whole point of the long story arc of Revelation is the return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the rest of the prophecies about the Messiah and his reign on earth. The preterist interpretation is seriously errant, as far as I have come to conclude, and it bugs me that this comic sets the stage for the reader to see the text that way.
Over-all, I think it's great for thinking about apocalypse and for seeing it through another person's eyes, but it can color and taint a person's interpretation; there's no way to depict such apocalyptic literature in illustration without some sort of interpretation working its way in.