The Lamb the Beast the Devil

Author: John Hosier
Publisher:
ISBN: 1854245821
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Bible

Revelation is notoriously difficult to understand. Dogmatism abounds as different groups insist on their own interpretation. This introduction explains its relevance to modern readers.

Disasters Risks and Revelation

Author: Steve Matthewman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137294265
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: Social Science

Disasters are part of the modern condition, a source of physical anxiety and existential angst, and they are increasing in frequency, cost and severity. Drawing on both disaster research and social theory, this book offers a critical examination of their causes, consequences and future avoidance.

Revelation Down to Earth

Author: Edwin Walhout
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN: 0802848893
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Religion

Dr. Edwin Walhout's lifelong interest in the book of Revelation comes to a mature climax in this volume, which shows convincingly how and why this elusive Christian scripture provides a comprehensive world-and-life view for understanding the world in which we live. Arguing that the orientation of Revelation is present, not future -- a perspective that brings balance to much current writing on the topic -- Walhout explains John's enigmatic visions in Revelation in pastoral, down-to-earth terms. He carefully describes for readers what the apostle John saw, and he relates these compelling visions to Jesus, the gospel, and the church today. According to Walhout, John was deeply concerned for the churches under his care, even though he was writing to them in exile, and he transcribed his visions in order to encourage them in their current persecution and trials. Through these strange yet powerful symbolic images, the churches were meant to grasp how God was working through Jesus, by means of the gospel and the power of Christ's Spirit, and how they in turn might cope in troubled times. From this perspective, the challenging visions of Revelation, discussed here as septets (the "Seven Churches", the "Seven Seals", the "Seven Trumpets", the "Seven Bowls") take on fresh and highly relevant meaning. The implications of Revelation for the future can be seen, but only as the result of what is happening in the present -- John's first-century "present" and also our own. Walhout's study shows the book of Revelation to contain a magnificent theology of history, with Jesus Christ directing humanity irresistibly toward its ultimate goal -- the new Jerusalem, where sin is no more.

Making Sense of the Bible

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062234971
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Religion

Denominations from evangelical to mainline continue to experience deep divisions over universal social issues. The underlying debate isn’t about a particular social issue, but instead it is about how we understand the nature of scripture and how we should interpret it. The world’s bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book is also one of the most confusing. In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton, one of the country’s leading pastors and Christian authors, addresses the hot-button issues that plague the church and cultural debate, and answers many of the questions frequently asked by Christians and non-Christians alike. Did God really command Moses to put gay people to death? Did Jesus really teach that everyone who is not a Christian will be assigned to hell? Why would Paul command women to “keep silent in the church?” Were Adam and Eve real people? Is the book of Revelation really about the end times? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever wrong? In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.

Coming Soon

Author: Michael Barber
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
ISBN: 193101826X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Religion

Is there a book of the Bible more often discussed and yet less understood than the Book of Revelation? The "seven seals." The "dragon." The "beast." The "sea of glass." The fantastic imagery found in the Book of Revelation has long captivated Christians but remains mysterious to many. In the midst of so much discussion about the end times, what does Revelation teach us about living in the present moment, with our eyes focused on the heavenly Jerusalem? Michael Barber's Coming Soon explores these questions by taking a detailed look at Revelation and its rich tapestry of prophecy, history, and biblical allusion. Barber explores the profound link between the Mass celebrated here on earth and the eternal reality of heaven, demonstrating that the Apocalypse reveals truth that has practical implications for today and points to a firm hope in tomorrow. Coming Soon is a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Revelation using the Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition of the Bible. Barber provides a Catholic interpretation, which sees the liturgical background of this book of Scripture-a perspective missing in many Protestant commentaries.

Making Sense of Bible Difficulties

Author: Norman L. Geisler
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441207890
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Religion

This accessible volume offers readers clear and concise answers to alleged major Bible difficulties from Genesis to Revelation, staunchly defending the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Written in a problem/solution format, the book covers dozens of questions--old and new--that critics and doubters raise about the Bible. Multipurpose in scope and user-friendly in format, in many ways Making Sense of Bible Difficulties offers the resources of five books in one: • a critical commentary on the whole Bible • an apologetics text • a Bible difficulties reference • a theology manual treating important doctrines • a handbook on verses misused by cults

Revelations

Author: Elaine H. Pagels
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143121633
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Religion

Explores the New Testament book of Revelation in a historical first-century context, reinterpreting the book as a scathing attack on the decadence of Rome that was subsequently adopted by early Christians as a weapon against heresy.

Revelation

Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9780857861016
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Bibles

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Revelation

Author: Edwin Walhout
Publisher:
ISBN: 1562125338
Release Date: 2000-10
Genre: Bible

This new series continues the in-depth character and content of the Revelation Series -- with a new look and shape. So if you like the Revelation Series, you'll love Word Alive!Also recommended as an alternative study series for small groups who've used Discover Your Bible and Discover Life materials and who may wish to try an in-depth, teaching kind of study.Word Alive leader's guides offer-- additional background and comments on the Scripture for each lesson-- authors' suggested answers to discussion questions-- suggestions for leading your group through each lessonIn the book of Revelation we see so many startling visions with so many details that it's hard -- maybe even impossible -- to figure them all out.This two-part Bible study helps us make sense of John's visions in Revelation. These visions work together to reveal God's purpose for us and to encourage us to see Jesus working in this world all of the time -- not just in the past or in the future but also now -- "always, " as he has promised (Matt. 28:20).Challenging studies for mature Christians that assume knowledge of the Scriptures

Revelation of Jesus Christ

Author: Margaret Barker
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567087164
Release Date: 2000-11-02
Genre: Religion

A new and transforming approach to the Book of Revelation. Margaret Barker bases her study on a fresh reading of the primary sources. As an Old Testament scholar, she can read Revelation as Hebrew prophecy - ancient temple oracles which inspired Jesus and his own prophecies, and influenced the whole Jerusalem Church. Jerusalem was waiting for their Great High Priest to return and complete the Atonement at the end of the Tenth Jubilee. This expectation fuelled the revolt against Rome. Josephus, who deserted to Rome, was the false prophet. John, who escaped to Patmos, compiled Revelation as a record of the first generation. In the future, he taught, the Lord would return to his people in the Eucharist.This work illuminates the formative years of Christianity, in the social, religious and political situation of mid-first-century Palestine, in a quite remarkable way. It will have profound implications for the understanding of Christian origins and the development of Christian liturgy.