Download or read book in PDF Reading Revelation written by C. Marvin Pate and published by Kregel Academic. This book was released on 2009-05-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intriguing and endlessly contentious ideas and images of apocalyptic measure come together in the book of Revelation. It is a rich and hermeneutically complicated Scripture that, unsurprisingly, has no universally accepted interpretation. Reading Revelation compares these four major approaches to Revelation by laying out the different interpretive translations provided by each school of thought in parallel columns.
Download or read book in PDF Reading Revelation written by Gordon W. Campbell and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2022-01-01 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Book of Revelation can be read in various ways. Where interpretation opts not to venture beyond Revelation or approach the book as a forecast of end-time events, it typically favours either going behind the text, in search of a socio-historical context of origin to which it might refer, or else standing in front of the text and investigating the book’s reception history, or its present relevance and impact. Comparatively little interpretative work has been undertaken inside the text, exploring the mechanics of how Revelation ‘works’, still less how its complex parts might fit together into a meaningful whole. Gordon Campbell considers Revelation to be a coherent narrative composition that draws its hearer or reader into its text-world. In Reading Revelation: A Thematic Approach, Campbell gives an innovative account of Revelation’s sophisticated thematic content. Mindful of Revelation's narrative verve, or its architecture en mouvement (as Jacques Ellul once put it), Campbell plots a series of thematic trajectories through the book. On this reading, parody and parallelism fundamentally shape the whole narrative. As a first-ever integrated account of Revelation’s macro-themes, Reading Revelation makes an important contribution to Revelation scholarship. In its light, the book may justifiably be seen as the ‘crowning achievement’ of the Scriptures.
Download or read book in PDF Reading Revelation written by Joseph L. Trafton and published by Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2005 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Trafton has produced a clear, understandable, insightful reading of the book of Revelation - not an easy task for a book that has left many readers puzzled and confused. One of the particular strengths of Trafton's commentary is his close attention to the structure of John's work and the internal connections between various passages of the book. Readers will also benefit from Trafton's identification of John's extensive indebtedness to the Hebrew Bible for much of his imagery and ideas." - Mitchell G. Reddish O.L. Walker Professor of Christian Studies and Chair, Department of Religious Studies Stetson University
Author :Michael J. Gorman Publisher :Wipf and Stock Publishers Release Date :2011-01-01 ISBN :9781621892625 Pages :230 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (218 users download)
Summary Book Review Reading Revelation Responsibly :
Download or read book in PDF Reading Revelation Responsibly written by Michael J. Gorman and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading Revelation Responsibly is for those who are confused by, afraid of, and/or preoccupied with the book of Revelation. In rescuing the Apocalypse from those who either completely misinterpret it or completely ignore it, Michael Gorman has given us both a guide to reading Revelation in a responsible way and a theological engagement with the text itself. He takes interpreting the book as a serious and sacred responsibility, believing how one reads, teaches, and preaches Revelation can have a powerful impact on one's own--and other people's--well-being. Gorman pays careful attention to the book's original historical and literary contexts, its connections to the rest of Scripture, its relationship to Christian doctrine and practice, and its potential to help or harm people in their life of faith. Rather than a script for the end times, Gorman demonstrates how Revelation is a script for Christian worship, witness, and mission that runs counter to culturally embedded civil religion.
Summary Book Review Reading Revelation as Pastiche :
Download or read book in PDF Reading Revelation as Pastiche written by Michelle Fletcher and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-05-18 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars have often read the book of Revelation in a way that attempts to ascertain which Old Testament book it most resembles. Instead, we should read it as a combined and imitative text which actively engages the audience through signalling to multiple texts and multiple textual experiences: in short, it is an act of pastiche. Fletcher analyses the methods used to approach Revelation's relationship with Old Testament texts and shows that, although there is literature on Revelation's imitative and multi-vocal nature, these aspects of the text have not yet been explored in sufficient depth. Fletcher's analysis also incorporates an examination of Greco-Roman imitation and combination before providing a better way to understand the nature of the book of Revelation, as pastiche. Fletcher builds her case on four comparative case studies and uses a test case to ascertain how completely they fit with this assessment. These insights are then used to clarify how reading Revelation as imitative and combined pastiche can challenge previous scholarly assumptions, transforming the way we approach the text.
Summary Book Review Reading Revelation in Context :
Download or read book in PDF Reading Revelation in Context written by Zondervan, and published by Zondervan Academic. This book was released on 2019-09-10 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading Revelation in Context brings together short, accessible essays that compare and contrast the visions and apocalyptic imagery of the book of Revelation with various texts from Second Temple Jewish literature. Going beyond an introduction that merely surveys historical events and theological themes, Reading Revelation in Context examines individual passages in Second Temple Jewish literature in order to illuminate the context of Revelation's theology and the meaning and potency of John's visions. Following the narrative progression of Revelation, each chapter (1) pairs a major unit of the Apocalypse with one or more sections of a thematically related Jewish text, (2) introduces and explores the historical and theological nuances of the comparator text, and (3) shows how the ideas in the comparator text illuminate those expressed in Revelation. In addition to the focused comparison provided in the essays, the book contains other student-friendly features that will help them engage broader discussions, including an introductory chapter that familiarizes students with the world and texts of Second Temple Judaism, a glossary of important terms, and a brief appendix suggesting what tools students might use to undertake their own comparative studies. At the end of each chapter there a list of other thematically relevant Second Temple Jewish texts recommended for additional study and a focused bibliography pointing students to critical editions and higher-level discussions in scholarly literature. Reading Revelation in Context brings together an international team of over 20 New Testament experts including Jamie Davies, David A. deSilva, Michael J. Gorman, Dana M. Harris, Ronald Herms, Edith M. Humphrey, Jonathan A. Moo, Elizabeth E. Shively, Cynthia Long Westfall, Archie T. Wright, and more.
Summary Book Review Reading the Book of Revelation :
Download or read book in PDF Reading the Book of Revelation written by David L. Barr and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2004-01 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The interpretation of the Apocalypse is explored through various methods including historical, literary, and social analysis, in combination with such reading strategies as process, postcolonial, and religion studies perspectives. Shows how diverse methods produce divergent readings of a text. Paperback edition available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).
Author :Michael J. Gorman Publisher :Wipf and Stock Publishers Release Date :2011-01-01 ISBN :9781606085608 Pages :230 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (6 users download)
Summary Book Review Reading Revelation Responsibly :
Download or read book in PDF Reading Revelation Responsibly written by Michael J. Gorman and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume deals with the varied forms of shame reflected in biblical, theological, psychological and anthropological sources. Although traditional theology and church practice concentrate on providing forgiveness for shameful behavior, recent scholarship has discovered the crucial relevance of social shame evoked by mental status, adversity, slavery, abuse, illness, grief and defeat. Anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists have discovered that unresolved social shame is related to racial and social prejudice, to bullying, crime, genocide, narcissism, post-traumatic stress and other forms of toxic behavior. Eleven leaders in this research participated in a conference on The Shame Factor, sponsored by St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE in October 2010. Their essays explore the impact and the transformation of shame in a variety of arenas, comprising in this volume a unique and innovative resource for contemporary religion, therapy, ethics, and social analysis.
Author :Benjamin H. Dunning Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2019-10-10 ISBN :9780190213404 Pages :640 pages Format : PDF, EPUB, AudioBook, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (92 users download)
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of New Testament, Gender, and Sexuality :
Download or read book in PDF The Oxford Handbook of New Testament, Gender, and Sexuality written by Benjamin H. Dunning and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-10-10 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over several decades, scholarship in New Testament and early Christianity has drawn attention both to the ways in which ancient Mediterranean conceptions of embodiment, sexual difference, and desire were fundamentally different from modern ones and also to important lines of genealogical connection between the past and the present. The result is that the study of "gender" and "sexuality" in early Christianity has become an increasingly complex undertaking. This is a complexity produced not only by the intricacies of conflicting historical data, but also by historicizing approaches that query the very terms of analysis whereby we inquire into these questions in the first place. Yet at the same time, recent work on these topics has produced a rich and nuanced body of scholarly literature that has contributed substantially to our understanding of early Christian history and also proved relevant to ongoing theological and social debates. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament provides a roadmap to this lively scholarly landscape, introducing both students and other scholars to the relevant problems, debates, and issues. Leading scholars in the field offer original contributions by way of synthesis, critical interrogation, and proposals for future questions, hypotheses, and research trajectories.
Download or read book in PDF Exodus in the New Testament written by Seth M. Ehorn and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-03-24 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In focusing exclusively on the book of Exodus and its constant allusions in the New Testament, this new collection of studies seeks both to increase knowledge of the textual transmission of Exodus in the first century, and to encourage further methodological reflection on the use of Scripture vs. scriptural traditions as employed by ancient authors. First exploring the role of Exodus within Judaism in the Second Temple Period, the contributors then reflect upon the rhetorical impact of Exodus citations and allusions in the New Testament. By taking the reader from the Four Gospels through the Pauline and Disputed Letters and Hebrews, and all the way to Revelation itself, this volume demonstrates both the unity and the diversity of appeals to Exodus traditions in Jewish and Christian literature within the Second Temple Period.
Download or read book in PDF The New Testament written by Colleen M. Conway and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-10-31 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE NEW TESTAMENT “Informed by contemporary approaches to the study of scripture, noted biblical scholar Colleen Conway expertly initiates students into the historical study of the New Testament in this smart and student-friendly introduction.” —Jennifer Glancy, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, Le Moyne College “A real breath of fresh air, this introduction gives rigorous attention to historical issues while simultaneously presenting accessible and concrete payoffs of contemporary methodological perspectives.” —Ben Dunning, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard Divinity School The New Testament: A Contemporary Introduction draws from diverse academic approaches and perspectives to provide an up-to-date account of the emergence of Jesus traditions in the Mediterranean world of the first century. Perfect for undergraduate students with varying levels of biblical knowledge, this concise and highly accessible textbook provides a clear understanding of the historical, political, cultural, and literary contexts of New Testament texts, authors, and audiences. Author Colleen M. Conway uses both established historical methods and modern critical analyses to explore how issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and imperialism contributed to the production and interpretation of the New Testament texts. Students explore key historical-critical questions regarding Paul???s mission to the Gentiles, the four Gospel narratives, the Book of Revelation, the New Testament canon, early Christian writings, and more. Designed for one-semester religious studies courses on the Bible, the New Testament, and early Christianity, The New Testament: A Contemporary Introduction includes chapter review questions, key term lists, suggested readings, timelines, maps, illustrations, and color photographs throughout.
Summary Book Review The New Testament in Antiquity, 2nd Edition :
Download or read book in PDF The New Testament in Antiquity, 2nd Edition written by Gary M. Burge and published by Zondervan Academic. This book was released on 2020-04-14 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This completely revised and updated second edition of The New Testament in Antiquity skillfully develops how Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman cultures formed the essential environment in which the New Testament authors wrote their books and letters. Understanding of the land, history, and culture of the ancient world brings remarkable new insights into how we read the New Testament itself. Throughout the book, numerous features provide windows into the first-century world. Nearly 500 full color photos, charts, maps, and drawings have been carefully selected. Additional features include sidebars that integrate the book's material with issues of interpretation, discussion questions, and bibliographies.
Summary Book Review What Has Jerusalem to Do with Beijing? :
Download or read book in PDF What Has Jerusalem to Do with Beijing? written by K. K. Yeo and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-08-24 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The rise of China as a superpower and of Chinese Christians as vital members of the global church mean that world Christianity would be a dynamic transformation and bountiful blessing to the world by engaging with Chinese biblical interpretations among global theologies. This book, a twentieth-anniversary revised and expanded edition, includes studies that range from exploration of the philosophical structure of Eastern culture to present-day sociopolitical realities in Malaysia and China—all in support of cross-cultural methods of reading the Bible culturally and reading the cultures biblically.
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Download or read book in PDF Children's and YA Books in the College Classroom written by Emily Dial-Driver, and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-03-06 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using children's and young adult literature is a great way to enhance a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. This collection of new essays by educators from a number of disciplines describes how to use such works as Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Swamp Thing, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter to introduce complex concepts and spark interest in difficult subjects. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Often overlooked or dismissed by teachers, children's literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical thinking.
Download or read book in PDF Endzeiten written by Wolfram Brandes and published by De Gruyter. This book was released on 2008 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Biographical note: Wolfram Brandes,Max-Planck-Institut für Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt a.M.; Felicitas Schmieder, Fernuniversität Hagen.
Summary Book Review The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817). [Continued as] The Intellectual repository and New Jerusalem magazine. Enlarged ser., vol.1-28 :
Download or read book in PDF The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817). [Continued as] The Intellectual repository and New Jerusalem magazine. Enlarged ser., vol.1-28 written by New Church gen. confer and published by . This book was released on 1874 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: