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Unveiling Empire: Reading Revelation Then and Now (Bible & Liberation) Paperback – December 3, 2005
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Beginning with a chapter connecting the contemporary enthusiasm for apocalypse to such events as UFO sightings, near-death experiences, New Age spirituality, and even the current visions of Mary, the writers then explore the origins of apocalyptic writing in (among other places) the book of Daniel, Isaiah, and the gospels, and place John's vision in the historical context of first-century Rome. From there the book devotes itself to a close study of Revelation itself, concluding with a chapter that returns to the question of the relevance of John's vision to the current global economic empire, which is, the authors suggest, "simply the air we breathe." The deepest goal of this exciting and challenging book--like John's own Revelation--is to challenge that. --Doug Thorpe
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Furthermore, the authors also discuss applications of Revelation to current social justice issues. I really learned a lot form this book. I also used Unveiling Empire to teach an adult education class at my church. The class seemed fairly well received, and part of the reason was due to this book.
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This book is well written and helped me in my class in Revelation.Published 15 months ago by Carrie
Our church's pastor is using it for a Bible Study. My wife bought it because we won't be able to finish the class. She loves it except for the last chapter. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Art
This book does a great job of delving into the text of revelation and trying to understand it through a similar framework of the first readers. Read morePublished on January 10, 2007 by Michael W. McVey