Reading the Book of Revelation : A Resource for Students

ISBN-10: 1589830563

ISBN-13: 9781589830561

Edition: 2003

Authors: David L. Barr

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Abbreviationsp. vii
Introduction: Reading Revelation Today: Consensus and Innovationsp. 1
The Story John Told: Reading Revelation for Its Plotp. 11
Ordinary Lives: John and His First Readersp. 25
The Beast from the Land: Revelation 13:11-18 and Social Settingp. 49
Wolves in Sheep's Clothing: Literary Opposition and Social Tension in the Revelation of Johnp. 65
A Tale of Two Cities and (At Least) Three Women: Transformation, Continuity, and Contrast in the Apocalypsep. 81
Doing Violence: Moral Issues in Reading John's Apocalypsep. 97
Undercurrents and Paradoxes: The Apocalypse to John in Process Hermeneuticp. 109
Taking a Stand on the Sand of the Seashore: A Postcolonial Exploration of Revelation 13p. 119
Spirit Possession: Revelation in Religious Studiesp. 137
The Lion/Lamb King: Reading the Apocalypse from Popular Culturep. 151
Conclusion: Choosing between Readings: Questions and Criteriap. 163
Bibliographyp. 173
Contributorsp. 181
Index of Ancient Sourcesp. 183
Index of Modern Authorsp. 191
Subject Indexp. 195
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