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    The Theology of the Book of Revelation (New Testament Theology) (Paperback) By (author) Richard Bauckham, Series edited by James D. G. Dunn

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    DescriptionThe Book of Revelation is a work of profound theology. But its literary form makes it impenetrable to many modern readers and open to all kinds of misinterpretations. Richard Bauckham explains how the book's imagery conveyed meaning in its original context and how the book's theology is inseparable from its literary structure and composition. Revelation is seen to offer not an esoteric and encoded forecast of historical events but rather a theocentric vision of the coming of God's universal kingdom, contextualised in the late first-century world dominated by Roman power and ideology. It calls on Christians to confront the political idolatries of the time and to participate in God's purpose of gathering all the nations into his kingdom. Once Revelation is properly grounded in its original context it is seen to transcend that context and speak to the contemporary church. This study concludes by highlighting Revelation's continuing relevance for today.


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    Title
    The Theology of the Book of Revelation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Bauckham, Series edited by James D. G. Dunn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 181
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521356916
    ISBN 10: 0521356911
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG9
    BISAC V2.8: REL006080
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15400
    Ingram Subject Code: TH
    Libri: I-TH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: EV082
    Ingram Theme: APPR/HOMSCH, TOPC/HOMSCH
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    DC22: 228/.06
    BISAC V2.8: REL102000
    DC22: 228.06
    DC20: 228.06
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BS2825.2 .B387 1993
    BISAC V2.8: REL006000, REL006220
    Thema V1.0: QRMF19
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 May 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "A thorough reading--and rereading--of this slim volume suggests that Bauckman's hope that it may contribute to the renewal of the doctrine of God in our time may not be in vain, and that the series to which it belongs may likewise contribute to the renewal of biblical theology." M. Eugene Boring, Journal of Religion "This volume will take its place alongside the many other outstanding works in this series." Review & Expositor
    Back cover copy
    This series sets out to provide a programmatic survey of the individual writings of the New Testament. It aims to remedy the deficiency of available published material which concentrates on the New Testament writers' theological concerns.
    Table of contents
    1. Reading the Book of Revelation; 2. The One who is and who was and who is to come; 3. The Lamb on the throne; 4. The victory of the Lamb and his followers; 5. The Spirit of prophecy; 6. The New Jerusalem; 7. Revelation for today; For further reading; Notes; Abbreviations.