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The Book of Revelation

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza

The Book of Revelation

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza

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240 Pages

- Publisher Schussler Fiorenza's pioneering and widely acclaimed volume, reissued here with a new Epilogue, has served to reorient understanding of the Bible's most controverted book. Fiorenza makes an impressive attempt in this book to develop a convincing method for understanding the confusion world of the symbols and images of Revelation.

- Publisher Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza's pioneering and widely acclaimed volume, now reissued with a new Preface and Epilogue, has served to reorient interpretations of this controversial book. Rather than finding an individual Christian vision of a fiery endtime, Schussler Fiorenza writes of Christian communities living in the shadow of imperial power, fearing denunciation by their neighbors, yet envisioning the eventual effect of Jesus Christ's resurrection and enthronement on the whole social order. In Schssler Fiorenza's theological-historical analyses, the Book of Revelation is a literary product of early Christian prophecy, and her interpretation leads to distinctive notions of the book's composition, social intent, relation to the Gospel of John, and visionary rhetoric of apocalypse and justice.

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About "The Book of Revelation"

240 Pages
- Publisher

Schussler Fiorenza's pioneering and widely acclaimed volume, reissued here with a new Epilogue, has served to reorient understanding of the Bible's most controverted book. Fiorenza makes an impressive attempt in this book to develop a convincing method for understanding the confusion world of the symbols and images of Revelation.
- Publisher

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza's pioneering and widely acclaimed volume, now reissued with a new Preface and Epilogue, has served to reorient interpretations of this controversial book. Rather than finding an individual Christian vision of a fiery endtime, Schussler Fiorenza writes of Christian communities living in the shadow of imperial power, fearing denunciation by their neighbors, yet envisioning the eventual effect of Jesus Christ's resurrection and enthronement on the whole social order. In Schssler Fiorenza's theological-historical analyses, the Book of Revelation is a literary product of early Christian prophecy, and her interpretation leads to distinctive notions of the book's composition, social intent, relation to the Gospel of John, and visionary rhetoric of apocalypse and justice.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza (Dr. Theol., University of Munster) is Krister Stendalh Professor of Scripture and Interpretation at Harvard Divinity School, she has done pioneering work in biblical interpretation and feminist theology.

She is a co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and has been a founding co-editor of the feminist issues of Concilium. She was elected the first woman president of the Society of Biblical Literature

Some of her many books include Democratizing Biblical Studies: Toward an emancipatory educational Space; In Memory of Her (translated into 14 languages); Revelation: Vision of a Just World; Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation and The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire.

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  • Catalogue Code 135494
  • Product Code 0800631617
  • EAN 9780800631611
  • Pages 260
  • Department Academic
  • Category New Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Revelation
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Nov 1998
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.356kg

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