Revelation (New Testament Library Series)
The book of Revelation is one of the most complicated in the New Testament. The book calls for a prophetic reaction to the world and uses some of the most violent language of the entire Bible. Brian Blount's commentary, now...
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The book of Revelation is one of the most complicated in the New Testament. The book calls for a prophetic reaction to the world and uses some of the most violent language of the entire Bible. Brian Blount's commentary, now available as a casebound, provides a sure and confident guide through these difficult and sometimes troubling passages, seeing Revelation as a prophetic intervention and at the same time an awe-inspiring swirl of frightening violence and breathtaking hope.
The New Testament Library offers authoritative commentary on every book and major aspect of the New Testament, as well as classic volumes of scholarship. The commentaries in this series provide fresh translations based on the best available ancient manuscripts, offer critical portrayals of the historical world in which the books were created, pay careful attention to their literary design, and present a theologically perceptive exposition of the text.
Brian K. Blount (Ph.D., Emory University) is President and Professor of New Testament in the Walter W. Moore and Charles E. S. Kraemer Presidential Chairs at Union-PSCE,after 15 years as professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Earlier, he served as pastor of the Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Virginia (1982-88).
His published books include Cultural Interpretation: Reorienting New Testament Criticism (Fortress, 1995); Go Preach! Marks Kingdom Message and the Black Church Today (Orbis, 1998); Then The Whisper Put on Flesh: New Testament Ethics in an African American Context (Abingdon, 2001); Can I Get A Witness? Reading Revelation Through an African American Lens (Westminster John Knox, 2005) and The Book of Revelation (New Testament Library Series; Westminster John Knox, 2009).