Revelation (Brazos Theological Commentary On The Bible Series)
"Mangina has produced a fine, rich commentary, one that not only instructs us about the Apocalypse but also urges us to listen to this vision as never before." --Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Princeton Theological Seminary ^^This commentary, like...
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"Mangina has produced a fine, rich commentary, one that not only instructs us about the Apocalypse but also urges us to listen to this vision as never before."
--Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Princeton Theological Seminary
^^This commentary, like each in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, is designed to serve the church - providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of Scripture. In this addition to the series, Joseph Mangina offers a constructive ecclesiology for the role and mission of the church in the twenty-first century formed by a close examination of Revelation.^
"Another lucidly written, theologically profound volume in what is emerging as a great commentary series. Mangina shows that Revelation is not an otherworldly book; it is a prophetic challenge and source of wisdom addressed to the church in this and every age. His learned study draws on centuries of theological thought (and also artistic interpretations), yet it is filled with fresh and often surprising insights. Mangina''s work is useful--even inspiring--for contemporary theology and ministry."--Ellen F. Davis, A. R. Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School"Mangina leads his readers Beatrice-like through the strange topography of the Apocalypse, helping us to rediscover it as a place where heaven traffics with earth, and imaginations conspire to tell the truth of the God of the gospel. Such deft theological reading should embolden preachers in our day to proclaim John''s unsettling vision for what it is--a vivid witness to Jesus Christ fit to console, admonish, and summon the church amidst God''s remaking of the world."--Philip Ziegler, senior lecturer in systematic theology, University of Aberdeen"Neither a book of resentment nor a symbolic work that needs decoding, Revelation is presented here as an ''apocalyptic haggadah.'' Mangina''s splendid commentary offers a rich theological interpretation drawing on liturgy, hymnody, creeds, and artistic depictions that invite us not only into the book of Revelation but also into the life of its true author, the Holy Trinity."--D. Stephen Long, professor of systematic theology, Marquette University"Joseph Mangina has sat patiently with every twist and turn in the Apocalypse. Drawing on conversation partners as diverse as Tolkien, Dylan, and Bonhoeffer, Mangina has produced a fine, rich commentary, one that not only instructs us about the Apocalypse but also urges us to listen to this vision as never before."--Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Helen H. P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis, Princeton Theological Seminary"This well-written, literate, and illuminating commentary on a classically obscure text is at once theologically astute and ecclesiastically upbuilding--a rare combination indeed. I gladly commend it to scholars and teachers, preachers and laypeople alike."--Travis Kroeker, professor of religion, McMaster University"In this richly rewarding commentary, Mangina keeps his eye trained on the most important question we can ask about Revelation: how is this weirdest, most beguiling biblical book about the Triune God?"--Lauren F. Winner, assistant professor of Christian spirituality, Duke Divinity School"We have many splendid commentaries already on Revelation--do we need another one? Mangina''s fine work elicits an emphatic ''yes!'' His wide-ranging literary imagination and deep grounding in the apocalyptic worldview of New Testament theology has resulted in an astonishingly fresh presentation. This superb commentary will stimulate the best thinking of preachers and pastors, especially those who take a lively interest in the intersection of biblical theology and geopolitics. Highly recommended."--Fleming Rutledge, author of The Bible and the New York Times and The Undoing of DeathPraise for the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible:"What a splendid idea! Many preachers have been longing for more commentaries that are not only exegetical but theological in the best sense: arising out of the conviction that God, through his Word, still speaks in our time. For those of us who take our copies of Martin Luther''s Galatians and Karl Barth''s Romans from the shelves on a regular basis, this new series in that tradition promises renewed vigor for preaching, and therefore for the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church in our time."--Fleming Rutledge, author of The Bible and The New York Times and The Seven Last Words from the Cross"This new series places the accent on ''theological'' and reflects current interpretive ferment marked by growing r
Joseph L. Mangina (Ph.D., Yale University) is associate professor of systematic theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He is editor-designate of the journal Pro Ecclesia, serves on the Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue commission for Canada, and is the author of two books on the thought of Karl Barth, Karl Barth: Theologian of Christian Witness (2004); Karl Barth on the Christian Life: The Practical Knowledge of God (2001) and the Revelation (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)
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- Series Preface<br>preface<br>abbreviations<br>introduction<br>part I: Jesus At Patmos<br>revelation 1: Seeing Voices<br>revelation 2-3: The Churches Of Asia<br>part Ii: The Making And Remaking Of The World<br>revelation 4: The Eyes Of The Cherubim<br>revelation 5: The Slaughtered Lamb<br>revelation 6: The Wrath Of The Lamb<br>revelation 7: The Great Tribulation<br>revelation 8-9: Out Of The Abyss<br>revelation 10: Eating The Book<br>revelation 11: Death In Jerusalem<br>part Iii: Fallen Is Babylon<br>revelation 12: Daughter Zion<br>revelation 13: The Defeat Of The Saints<br>revelation 14: The Eternal Gospel<br>revelation 15: The Song Of The Lamb<br>revelation 16: The Cup Of God's Wrath <br>revelation 17: The Great Whore<br>revelation 18: The End Of Babylon<br>part Iv: The Supper Of The Lamb<br>revelation 19: The Rider On The White Horse<br>revelation 20: The Death Of Death<br>revelation 21: The Bride Of The Lamb<br>revelation 22: Come Lord Jesus!