Apocalypse: A People's Commentary on the Book of Revelation

Apocalypse: A People's Commentary on the Book of Revelation

by Pablo Richard
     
 

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The Book of Revelation has always been a mysterious and intriguing book, describing in symbolic terms the confrontation between the Disciples of Christ and the powers - political and supernatural - that hold sway over the current age. Fundamentalists have been attracted to the book and have sought to decipher its strange symbols as coded prophecy of future events.

Overview

The Book of Revelation has always been a mysterious and intriguing book, describing in symbolic terms the confrontation between the Disciples of Christ and the powers - political and supernatural - that hold sway over the current age. Fundamentalists have been attracted to the book and have sought to decipher its strange symbols as coded prophecy of future events. But as Pablo Richard shows in Apocalypse, the most powerful readings of the Book of Revelation are through the eyes of the oppressed, living out their Christian faith in the context of the modern empire. It is they who identify most strongly with Revelation's ultimate message of hope and life in the midst of death and persecution.

Apocalypse first provides a general introduction to the reading of Revelation by examining three keys for its understanding: the historical, he sociological, and the literary-structural. The book then goes on to explore the whole of the Book of Revelation, following the book's own structure. Each section provides a line-by-line reading of the text, establishing the literal meaning before applying the interpretive keys already established.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606081594
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,230,822
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Pablo Richard is a Chilean priest and theologian who lives in Costa Rica.

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