Seeing Things John's Way The Rhetoric of the Book of Revelation
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Description: The emotionally evocative power of the book of Revelation has been often noted and even experienced by interpreters, but until now it has never been systematically explored. The strange visions of the book of Revelation provide some of the most difficult passages of the New Testament, yet Christians have long been fascinated by its power and provocative pronouncements. David deSilva analyzes how the book argues and persuades us to see the world through the eyes of John, and suggests that the study of ancient rhetoric is particularly valuable in understanding the book of Revelation. Professor deSilva interprets the book of Revelation as a rhetorical and communicative strategy to persuade a particular audience for specific goals. Throughout this analysis, he pursues John's construction of his own authority, John's use of emotion and logic, and his attempt to shape the formation of the reader.Despite the complexities of Revelation, deSilva has produced a remarkably clear text sure to cause readers to rethink their view of Revelation.
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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 6/29/2009
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|"Favored Are Those Who Read": Orientations to Revelation in the History of Interpretation|
|The Rhetorical Setting of Revelation: Seven Congregations in the Roman Province of Asia|
|What Does John Really Want? The Rhetorical Goals of Revelation|
|"What Is and What Will Be Hereafter": The Cosmos according to John|
|Why Should We Listen to John? The Construction of Ethos in Revelation|
|Stealing Authority? John's Use of the Hebrew Bible|
|The Strategic Arousal of Emotions in the Oracles to the Seven Churches|
|"I Saw a Monster Rising Up!" Appeals to Pathos in the Visions of Revelation|
|Appeals to Rational Argument (Logos) in Revelation: The Seven Oracles|
|Argumentation in John's Visions: Revelation 14:6-13 as Focal Summary of Main Points|
|Literary Logic in Revelation: Rational Argument through Narrative and Intertexture|
|John's Vision beyond the Roman World: What Might the Spirit Continue to Say to the Churches?|
|Index of Ancient Texts|
|Index of Modern Authors|
|Index of Subjects|