Revelation: The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ

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Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - Religion - 336 pages
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This ground-breaking commentary on The Revelation to John (the Apocalypse) reveals its far-reaching influence on society and culture, and its impact on the church through the ages.

  • Explores the far-reaching influence of the Apocalypse on society and culture.
  • Shows the book's impact on the Christian church through the ages.
  • Looks at interpretations of the Apocalypse by theologians, ranging from Augustine to late twentieth century liberation theologians.
  • Considers the book's effects on writers, artists, musicians, political figures, visionaries, and others, including Dante, Hildegard of Bingen, Milton, Newton, the English Civil war radicals, Turner, Blake, Handel, and Franz Schmidt.
  • Provides access to material not readily available elsewhere.
  • Will appeal to students and scholars across a wide range of disciplines, as well as to general readers.

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User Review  - Rebekah84 - LibraryThing

I had the priviledge of taking two of Prof Kovac's classes at UVA. Believe me, she knows her stuff and this book proves it. If you want to know anything about the historical circumstances of Revelation, READ THIS BOOK! It is very dense with material and not a word is wasted. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Judith Kovacs is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. She is the author of a forthcoming book on the church fathers’ interpretation of 1 Corinthians.

Christopher Rowland is Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford. His previous publications include The Open Heaven (1982), The Book of Revelation (1998), Christian Origins (revised edition, 2002) and Radical Christian Writings: A Reader (Blackwell, 2002).

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