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Revelation: The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ

Kovacs, Judith; Rowland, Christopher

Editore: Wiley-Blackwell, 2004
ISBN 10: 063123215X / ISBN 13: 9780631232155
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Titolo: Revelation: The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ

Casa editrice: Wiley-Blackwell

Data di pubblicazione: 2004

Legatura: Soft cover

Condizione libro: Used


This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "Judith Kovacs and Christopher Rowland give us something new - an in-depth analysis that emphasizes the reception history of the Apocalypse, its significance for later theology, literature, and art. The result is an eye-opening book that will dramatically change how readers understand the last book of the Bible and its role in Western history. This is a rich and fascinating work." Bernard McGinn, Divinity School, University of Chicago "This is a rich and multifaceted commentary on Revelation that includes highlights from the whole range of the history of interpretation and reception of the work. Special attention is given to the role the book has played in art, literature and music, both within the churches and without. It should be required reading in any course on Revelation." Adela Yarbro Collins, Yale University Divinity School "This volume on the Book of Revelation is a stunning achievement. Since the authors are also the editors of the overall project, it is certainly a good sign for the series as a whole." First Things "The present commentary on Revelation.the first to be published in the series, is a full success. If you have little space on your shelves for biblical commentaries, I would advise you to throw the other commentaries out and keep this one." International Review of Biblical Studies "The reader will come away with a good general sense of just how powerful this text has been in the Christian Church". Epworth Review "The reader is provided with a good range of readings, and ways in which the text has been appropriated byt he church, and in music, art and literature." Colloquium. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_063123215X

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Riassunto: This ground-breaking commentary on The Revelation to John (the Apocalypse) reveals its far-reaching influence on society and culture, and its impact on the church through the ages.

  • Explores the far-reaching influence of the Apocalypse on society and culture.
  • Shows the book's impact on the Christian church through the ages.
  • Looks at interpretations of the Apocalypse by theologians, ranging from Augustine to late twentieth century liberation theologians.
  • Considers the book's effects on writers, artists, musicians, political figures, visionaries, and others, including Dante, Hildegard of Bingen, Milton, Newton, the English Civil war radicals, Turner, Blake, Handel, and Franz Schmidt.
  • Provides access to material not readily available elsewhere.
  • Will appeal to students and scholars across a wide range of disciplines, as well as to general readers.

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Descrizione del libro: This ground-breaking commentary reveals the far-reaching influence of the Apocalypse on society and culture, and the impact it has had on the Christian Church through the ages. Approaching the Apocalypse chapter by chapter, the authors consider its effects, not only on theologians from Origen and Augustine to late twentieth-century theologians of liberation, but also on writers, artists, musicians, political figures, visionaries and others, including Dante, Hildegard of Bingen, Milton, Newton, the English Civil War radicals, Durer, Turner, Blake, Handel and Franz Schmidt. They show that, despite the enormous range of interpretations, those who use the Apocalypse tend either to see it as a kind of sophisticated code to interpret history, or as a parable about the appropriate response to God in political, ecclesiastical, or personal life.

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