Reading Revelation: A Comparison of Four Interpretive Translations of the Apocalypse
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About "Reading Revelation: A Comparison of Four Interpretive Translations of the Apocalypse"
The mark of the Beast, the Antichrist, the seven seals, the second coming of Christ, the millennium. These intriguing and endlessly contentious ideas and images all come together in the book of Revelation, a rich and hermeneutically complicated Scripture that, unsurprisingly, has no universally accepted interpretation. Instead, the study of Revelation has customarily fallen into four major - and essentially conflicting - hermeneutical approaches: preterist (past), historicist, futurist, and idealist (spiritual). Reading Revelation compares these four major approaches to Revelation by laying out the different interpretive translations provided by each school of thought in parallel columns and - in order to provide a standard of reference - includes a fifth column presenting the Greek text and a literal word-for-word translation. The author also provides an additional blank column after the interpretive columns so that the reader can record his or her own notes for study and reflection.
Meet the Author
C Marvin Pate
C. Marvin Pate (Ph.D., Marquette University) is chair, department of Christian theology and Elma Cobb Professor of Christian Theology at Ouachita Baptist University and pastor of DeGray Baptist Church. He was previously professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.
He is the author of several books, including The End of the Age Has Come: The Theology of Paul; The Glory of Adam and the Afflictions of the Righteous: Pauline Suffering in Context (coauthored with Calvin B. Haines); Doomsday Delusions: What's Wrong With Predictions About the End of the World and Communities of the Last Days.
His most recent publications include The Writings of John: A Survey of the Gospel, Epistles, and Apocalypse (Zondervan, 2011); What Does the Future Hold?: Exploring Various Views on the End Times (Baker, 2010); Reading Revelation: A Comparison of Four Interpretive Translations of the Apocalypse (Kregel, 2009) and From Plato to Jesus: What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Theology? (Kregel, 2010) and From Plato to Jesus: What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Theology? (Kregel, 2010)
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