The Theology of the Book of Revelation Paperback

by Richard Bauckham

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The Theology of the Book of Revelation

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The Book of Revelation is a work of profound theology. But its literary form makes it impenetrable to many modern readers and open to all kinds of misinterpretations. Richard Bauckham explains how the book's imagery conveyed meaning in its original context and how the book's theology is inseparable from its literary structure and composition. Revelation is seen to offer not an esoteric and encoded forecast of historical events but rather a theocentric vision of the coming of God's universal kingdom, contextualised in the late first-century world dominated by Roman power and ideology. It calls on Christians to confront the political idolatries of the time and to participate in God's purpose of gathering all the nations into his kingdom. Once Revelation is properly grounded in its original context it is seen to transcend that context and speak to the contemporary church. This study concludes by highlighting Revelation's continuing relevance for today.

The Theology of the Book of Revelation by Richard Bauckham was published by Cambridge University Press in March 1993 and is our 17827th best seller. The ISBN for The Theology of the Book of Revelation is 9780521356916.

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Details for The Theology of the Book of Revelation

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 1993)
EditorJames D.G. Dunn
Number of Pages181
Thickness13 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code12258
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