The Martyrdom and Violence in the Book of Revelation Hardback

Martyrs as Agents of Divine Judgement in the Book of Revelation

by Paul Middleton;


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The Martyrdom and Violence in the Book of Revelation

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This book argues that rather than being an exemplification of non-violent resistance the act of martyrdom in the worldview of the Apocalypse represents direct participation by Christians through martyrdom in divine violence against those the author of Revelation portrays as God's enemies. Middleton shows that the acceptance of martyrdom is to grasp the invitation to participate in the Revelation's divine violence. Martyrs follow the model laid down by the Lamb, who was not only slain, but resurrected, glorified, and who executes judgement. The world created by the Apocalypse encourages readers to conquer the Beast through martyrdom, but also through the experience of resurrection and being appointed judges. In this role, martyrs participate in the judgement of the wicked by sharing the Lamb's power to judge. Different from eschewing violence, the conceptual world of the Apocalypse portrays God, the Lamb, and the martyrs as possessing more power, might, and violent potential than the Emperor and his armies. Middleton believes that martyrdom and violence are necessary components of the worldview of Revelation.

The Martyrdom and Violence in the Book of Revelation by Paul Middleton was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in February 2017. The ISBN for The Martyrdom and Violence in the Book of Revelation is 9780567257123.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (February 2017)
Number of Pages224
ISBN9780567257123
ISBN-100567257126
Product Code4342720
Page last updated 30th April 2017
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