Crisis and Catharsis
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For the first time in complete form, the results of recent analyses of the Apocalypse are presented in a way that is easily understood by the beginning student and challenging to the scholar looking for a fresh approach. In a clear and vivid manner, Adela Yarbro Collins discusses the authorship of the book of Revelation, when it was written, the situation it addressed, the social themes it considered, and the psychological meaning behind apocalyptic language.
Adela Yarbro Collins (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University. Prior to that, she was a professor in University of Chicago Divinity School for nine years and in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.
Among her publications are Cosmology and Eschatology in Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism; The Beginning of the Gospel: Probings of Mark in Context; Crisis and Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse; The Apocalypse (New Testament Message series) The Combat Myth in the Book of Revelation. and The Gospel according to Mark (Hermeneia commentary series).