Discovering Revelation: Content, Interpretation, Reception (Discovering Biblical Texts Series)
: 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.".
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.
- :<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&ndash;3)<br /> 7. Visions Of The Throne Of God (revelation 4&ndash;5)<br /> 8. Seals, Trumpets, And Plagues: Revelation As Cosmic Exodus (revelation 6&ndash;9, 10&ndash;11, 15&ndash;16)<br /> 9. Roman Power And Propaganda In Perspective (revelation 12&ndash;14)<br /> 10. The Goddess Exposed: Revelation 17:1&ndash;19:10<br /> 11. Making All Things New (revelation 19:11&ndash;22:5)<br /> 12. Conclusions: Interpreting Revelation Today</p>