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Revelation Reclaimed

Jon Newton

Revelation Reclaimed

Jon Newton

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The book of Revelation seems very odd to modern readers and has been interpreted in^some strange ways over the centuries. In plain English Jon Newton guides readers through^curious interpretations past and present (e.g., using Revelation to predict the future, vilify^enemies, and interpret current events) and explains where they go wrong. In particular,^the massively influential dispensationalist interpretations of the Left Behind novels and^Hal Lindsay are explained and found wanting.^But, more than exposing misunderstandings of the book, Newton is concerned to persuade^readers that Revelation is profoundly relevant today when interpreted responsibly. In an^easy to follow way he explains principles for reading Revelation virtuously. Newton ends^with an investigation into the ever-controversial question of the millennium.

In a nutshell,^this is a level-headed, informed, yet readable guide to making sense of the strangest book^in the Bible



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The book of Revelation seems very odd to modern readers and has been interpreted in^some strange ways over the centuries. In plain English Jon Newton guides readers through^curious interpretations past and present (e.g., using Revelation to predict the future, vilify^enemies, and interpret current events) and explains where they go wrong. In particular,^the massively influential dispensationalist interpretations of the Left Behind novels and^Hal Lindsay are explained and found wanting.^But, more than exposing misunderstandings of the book, Newton is concerned to persuade^readers that Revelation is profoundly relevant today when interpreted responsibly. In an^easy to follow way he explains principles for reading Revelation virtuously. Newton ends^with an investigation into the ever-controversial question of the millennium.

In a nutshell,^this is a level-headed, informed, yet readable guide to making sense of the strangest book^in the Bible


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Jon Newton

Jon Newton (Ph.D., Deakin University) is Head of Biblical Studies at Harvest Bible College, Melbourne. He is the author of Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse.
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A well-Researched, Readable and Thought-Provoking Book. Highly Recommended!
4 stars By Dr. Bernard Low, Jun 18 2015
This book by Jon K. Newton, Senior Lecturer and Head of Biblical Studies at Harvest Bible College, Melbourne, Australia, should be on the shelf or desk of students of the book of Revelation. Newton very capably surveys out how Revelation has been misused (e.g., to predict what is to happen in the world scene or to find fulfillments of prophecy in current events and trends). He then proceeds to point out the speculative nature of dispensationalist premillennialism and how it lacks robust biblical support. Newton also considers the historicist and futurist interpretations of Revelation pointing out their weaknesses and limitations. Arguing for a spiritual, Idealist reading of Revelation, Newton goes on to affirm the value of Revelation (e.g., it makes a valuable contribution to Christian theology, etc.), share some principles of responsible interpretation, discuss possible reasons why John wrote Revelation, and argue how Revelation can be relevant to every age and time. Newton's book closes with a chapter on the controversial issue of the millennium. His discussion of premillennialism, amillennialism and postmillennialism is helpful, pointing out the weaknesses and limitations of each view. Newton seems inclined towards postmillennialism, albeit with some qualifications. This book is well-researched, readable, thought-provoking, and highly recommended! 
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An excellent primer: concise, accessible, helpful
5 stars By Antoni, Jun 13 2015
Though a Christian of some 30 years, a couple of years ago, as a doctoral writing student at Sydney University, I began a systematic journey through what experts think and know about Revelation.
In sum, significant aspects of the popular contemporary Christian interpretive worldview seem disconnected from Revelation's cultural, historical and theological origins.
Dr Jon Newton is an Australian pentecostal churchman, scholar and educator. He has published academically and substantially elsewhere, but his short book, Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse is for general readers and also draws on relevant and current scholarship. 
Revelation Reclaimed clearly and concisely highlights interpretive misuses and dangers, along with the possibility and benefits of clearer and "responsible" understanding. In the process Newton debunks rubbishy interpretation without bludgeon or ridicule: his writing style is a model of humility and grace. For readers seeking more depth, Dr Newton has appended an excellent and concise, annotated list for further reading.
This book may be the best short primer on Revelation available. It is not a commentary, and stays away from second level concerns to focus on primary issues of interpretive importance. It is notably under-priced for its value.
Revelation Reclaimed provides sound, liberating education and lives up to its title.
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  • Catalogue Code 279597
  • Product Code 9781842276129
  • ISBN 1842276123
  • EAN 9781842276129
  • Pages 124
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Paternoster Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2008
  • Sales Rank #89036
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.181kg

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