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Heaven on Earth: God's Call to Community in the Book of Revelation

Michael BattleRowan Williams (Fwd)

Heaven on Earth: God's Call to Community in the Book of Revelation

Michael BattleRowan Williams (Fwd)

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Much of the literature on the book of Revelation paints a frightening apocalyptic vision of the end times. Michael Battle offers an alternative look at Revelation in this new work, seeing it instead as a hopeful call to bring heaven on earth. Battle explores the problematic imagery found in Revelation before showing how similar problems play out in our contemporary world. Battle sees Revelation as a guide that shows us that we can live out God's call for heaven on earth by living in community with one another, as exhibited through the writings of Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, Rowan Williams, and Ubuntu theology. He writes, "I seek to imagine in my particular Christian context how a view of heaven need not lead to culture wars and further excuses for oppressing others. Heaven, as envisioned by John of Patmos, has much greater purpose."



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Much of the literature on the book of Revelation paints a frightening apocalyptic vision of the end times. Michael Battle offers an alternative look at Revelation in this new work, seeing it instead as a hopeful call to bring heaven on earth. Battle explores the problematic imagery found in Revelation before showing how similar problems play out in our contemporary world. Battle sees Revelation as a guide that shows us that we can live out God's call for heaven on earth by living in community with one another, as exhibited through the writings of Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, Rowan Williams, and Ubuntu theology. He writes, "I seek to imagine in my particular Christian context how a view of heaven need not lead to culture wars and further excuses for oppressing others. Heaven, as envisioned by John of Patmos, has much greater purpose."


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Michael Battle

MICHAEL BATTLE is a seminary administrator, professor (Associate Professor of Theology Virginia Theological Seminary, 2005-present), priest, writer, speaker and retreat leader. His ministry covers the globe and focuses on Christian non-violence, human spirituality, and African Church studies. He was an advisor to Bishop Desmond Tutu.Michael has written out of his studies and friendship with Desmond Tutu, including such books as Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu, The Wisdom of Desmond Tutu, Blessed Are The Peacemakers: A Christian Spirituality of Nonviolence, is out now with Mercer University Press. This book wrestles with how Christian practices of nonviolence are often neglected, and makes explicit connections between Mahatma Gandhi and Christian spirituality.Recent books include a project co-written with Tony Campolo entitled: The Church Enslaved: A Spirituality of Racial Reconciliation, Practicing Reconciliation in a Violent World, and The Black Church in America: African American Spirituality.His forthcoming books will be Heaven on Earth (Cambridge, MA: Cowley) and Desmond Tutu: South African Confessor (Louisville: Westminster John Knox).

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  • Catalogue Code 468032
  • Product Code 9780664262549
  • ISBN 0664262546
  • EAN 9780664262549
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Feb 2017
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.299kg

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