Revelation : Unveiling Empire Paperback

Reading Revelation Then and Now

by Wes Howard-Brook; Anthony Gwyther;

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Revelation : Unveiling Empire

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Reveals the surprisingly contemporary relevance of the Book of the Apocalypse through a fascinating socio-historical reading of the text.

"Superb . . . Howard-Brook and Gwyther understand that the Book of Revelation is an exercise in ecclesiology: that is, how to be the Church in the face of a powerful and seductive empire."--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

"Speaks to us personally, politically, spiritually."--Paul Anderson, Yale University

Confused by "end of the world" readings or put off by the dense and mysterious imagery, many readers hesitate to explore the Book of Revelation. Unveiling Empire offers a new entree into this troubling and controversial book of the Bible by examining the roots and social purposes of apocalyptic literature and Revelation's own use of traditional imagery. In this way the authors provide readers with the tools for deciphering the text's message--and its urgent applications for Christians today living amidst a new kind of "empire."

Revelation : Unveiling Empire by Wes Howard-Brook;Anthony Gwyther was published by Orbis Books in November 1999 and is our 29161st best seller. The ISBN for Revelation : Unveiling Empire is 9781570752872.

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Details for Revelation : Unveiling Empire

Page last updated 27th May 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherOrbis Books (November 1999)
Number of Pages300
Thickness20 mm
Height241 mm
Width159 mm
Product Code5087
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