Here Comes the Judge Paperback

Violent Pacifism in the Book of Revelation

by Matthew J. Streett;

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Here Comes the Judge

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The author of Revelation sees violence as perfectly legitimate as long as it is initiated by the appropriate authority (God). The author of Revelation does not believe that violence in any form is wrong. Rather, he believes that it is wrong for anyone other than God or his appointed agents to enact violence, and in his eyes it is possible for humans to condemn the wicked to death if they prove themselves by dying in imitation of Christ. In this book Matthew Streett argues that 'bridge figures', such as Jesus Christ, have demonstrated their authority by transitioning from the human realm of the judged to the divine realm of the judge and have earned the right to judge. Initially, only Christ has this right but, as the narrative progresses, figures such as martyrs are shown to have active, judging authority as well. The challenge for the reader is to understand the Book of Revelation's sometimes disturbing message on its own terms.

Here Comes the Judge by Matthew J. Streett was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in November 2013. The ISBN for Here Comes the Judge is 9780567182517.

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Details for Here Comes the Judge

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (November 2013)
Number of Pages296
Thickness16 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4242318
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