Allan McNicol examines the 'Conversion of the Nations' in the book of "Revelation" together with the author's vision for final redemption. Allan McNicol examines the longstanding tension between the author of "Revelation"'s description of the destruction of unrepentant nations early in the book in contrast with their final experience of salvation in "Rev" 21.24-26. McNicol examines how the author of "Revelation" interprets and refashions both scripture and the myths of the age in order to lay out his vision of redemption - leading to his ultimate conclusion that human political power (Rome) will crumble before the influence of the crucified Jesus. Through careful attention to references to the 'pilgrimage to the Gentiles' in prophetic literature, McNicol is able to draw valuable conclusions as to how the core tension examined may be resolved. This exegesis is in turn able show how the author of Revelation's alternative voice to Rome's power emerged among a small minority community in the Eastern Roman Empire and gained plausibility.This voice not only could articulate a construct of its own vindication (thus empowering its own converts) but it also construed a new destiny for the nations themselves separate and apart from Rome. Formerly the "Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement", [illegible] series that explores the many aspects of New Testament study [illegible] historical perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and [illegible] cultural and contextual approaches. "The Early Christianity in Context" [illegible] part of "JSNTS", examines the birth and development of early Christianity end of the third century CE. The series places Christianity in its social, [illegible] political and economic context.
The Conversion of the Nations in Revelation by Allan J. McNicol was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in April 2011. The ISBN for The Conversion of the Nations in Revelation is 9780567026088.