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Discovering Revelation: Content, Interpretation, Reception (Discovering Biblical Texts Series)

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: The book of Revelation has been received over the past several centuries with both fascination and aversion, but one thing is certain: it has profoundly shaped Christian history and culture. And the way it has shaped history and culture...


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The book of Revelation has been received over the past several centuries with both fascination and aversion, but one thing is certain: it has profoundly shaped Christian history and culture. And the way it has shaped history and culture has been determined, in large part, by how the book has been variously-and sometimes irresponsibly-interpreted.


David A. deSilva addresses the interpretation and reception-history of Revelation in this compact, up-to-date, and student-friendly introduction to the book of Revelation, focusing on its structure, content, theological concerns, key interpretive debates, and historical reception. Discovering Revelation draws on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text-, and reader-centered) as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of interpreting the text. DeSilva pays special attention to defining features of Revelation, such as its use of sequences of seven as a major structuring device, its nonlinear plotline, and its deployment of contrast and parody. As deSilva writes, "A text as rich and multidimensional as Revelation calls for its readers to adopt a rich and multidimensional approach that draws upon a variety of interpretative angles and skills.".


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 578890
  • Product Code 9780802872425
  • ISBN 0802872425
  • EAN 9780802872425
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Apr 2021
  • Sales Rank 14400
  • Dimensions 228 x 152mm

David A Desilva

David A. deSilva (PhD., Emory University) is Distinguished' Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. He is the author of numerous books including 4 Maccabees (Septuagint Commentary Series); the forthcoming 1 Peter (Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Series), II Corinthians (New Covenant Commentary), Galatians (New International Commentary on the New Testament), Jude (Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament), Revelation (Socio-Rhetorical Commentaries), An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation; Introducing the Apocrypha: Context, Message and Significance; New Testament Themes; Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews; Honour, Patronage, Kinship and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture, and The Hope of Glory: Honour Discourse and New Testament Interpretation. He holds ordination in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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  • :<p><b>table Of Contents</b></p><p>1. Introduction<br /> 2. Interpreting Revelation: Strategies For Reading<br /> 3. The Text Of Revelation: Origins And Transmission<br /> 4. The World Of John The Seer: Locating The Text Historically And Socially<br /> 5. A Revelation Of Jesus Christ (revelation 1)<br /> 6. Oracles From The Glorified Christ (revelation 2&amp;ndash;3)<br /> 7. Visions Of The Throne Of God (revelation 4&amp;ndash;5)<br /> 8. Seals, Trumpets, And Plagues: Revelation As Cosmic Exodus (revelation 6&amp;ndash;9, 10&amp;ndash;11, 15&amp;ndash;16)<br /> 9. Roman Power And Propaganda In Perspective (revelation 12&amp;ndash;14)<br /> 10. The Goddess Exposed: Revelation 17:1&amp;ndash;19:10<br /> 11. Making All Things New (revelation 19:11&amp;ndash;22:5)<br /> 12. Conclusions: Interpreting Revelation Today</p>

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