Revelation (Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture)

Revelation (Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture)


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In this addition to the well-received Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), seasoned New Testament scholar and popular speaker Peter Williamson interprets Revelation from within the living tradition of the Church for pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students alike. The seventeen-volume CCSS series, which will cover the entire New Testament, relates Scripture to Christian life today, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively in teaching, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of ministry. Drawn from the best of contemporary scholarship, series volumes are keyed to the liturgical year and include an index of pastoral subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801036507
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Series: Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 348,768
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Peter S. Williamson (STD, Pontifical Gregorian University) holds the Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He is the author of several books, including Ephesians in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture.

Table of Contents

Illustrations 9

Editors' Preface 11

Abbreviations 15

Introduction 17

Outline of Revelation 37

A Revelation from Jesus Christ (1:1-20) 39

Words from Jesus to the Churches (2:1-29) 56

More Messages to the Churches (3:1-22) 83

The Worship of Heaven (4:1-11) 98

The Lamb and the Scroll (5:1-14) 106

The First Six Seals (6:1-17) 119

Visions of Gods People (7:1-17) 137

The Beginning of the Seven Trumpets (8:1-13) 152

The Woes Experienced by the Inhabitants of the Earth (9:1-21) 165

The Open Scroll (10:1-11) 179

The Temple of God, the Two Witnesses, and the Seventh Trumpet (11:1-19) 185

The Woman, the Dragon, and the Male Child (12:1-18) 205

The Two Beasts (13:1-18) 221

The Lamb's Companions, the Eternal Gospel, and the Harvest of the Earth (14:1-20) 239

Seven Angels with Seven Plagues; the Song of Moses and the Lamb (15:1-8) 254

The Bowls of God's Wrath (16:1-21) 260

The Harlot and the Beast (17:1-18) 271

Judgment of Babylon (18:1-24) 287

Celebration in Heaven, Judgment on Earth (19:1-21) 305

The Millennium, the Dragon's Defeat, and the Final Judgment (20:1-15) 319

The New Creation and the Bride of the Lamb (21:1-27) 341

The River of Life and Concluding Words (22:1-21) 357

Suggested Resources 369

Glossary 371

Index of Pastoral Topics 375

Index of Sidebars 377

Map 379

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