Saving God's Reputation Paperback

The Theological Function of Pistis Iesou in the Cosmic Narratives of Revelation

by Sigve K. Tonstad

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Saving God's Reputation

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Scholars generally see the aspiration of the Roman Empire and the imperial cult in Asia Minor as the great villain in "Revelation", treating the depiction of a cosmic conflict in the book mostly as metaphors that hold little or no explanatory power in the story. This book pursues the conviction that the cosmic conflict imagery is the primary and controlling element in the account. Such a reading puts the war-in-heaven theme in the foreground and calls on interpreters to pay more attention to the heavenly being whose attempt to subvert the truth about the divine government is the unremitting concern in "Revelation". This book redresses the distortion that results from leaving the larger conflict theme underexposed. Having first developed the story line, it aims is to show that the phrase 'Pistis Iesou' in "Revelation" is best understood when "Revelation" is read as a theodicy of God's handling of the reality of evil.

Saving God's Reputation by Sigve K. Tonstad was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in November 2012. The ISBN for Saving God's Reputation is 9780567202444.

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Details for Saving God's Reputation

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (November 2012)
Number of Pages250
Thickness13 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4068085
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