Revelation

Author: Louis A. Brighton
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ISBN: 9780570063124
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Explores the last book of the Bible as the church's final witness to the exalted Christ.

Greek Commentaries on Revelation

Author: Oikoumenios
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830829083
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In this volume of the Ancient Christian Texts series, William Weinrich renders a particular service to readers interested in ancient commentary on the Apocalypse. He translates in one volume the only two major commentaries on Revelation to come out of the Greek tradition the early sixth-century commentaries of Oecumenius and Andrew of Caesarea.

Latin Commentaries on Revelation

Author: Saint Victorinus (Bishop of Poetovio)
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830829091
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In this volume of the Ancient Christian Texts series, William Weinrich renders a particular service to readers interested in ancient commentary on the Apocalypse by drawing together significant Latin commentaries from Victorinus of Petovium, Caesarius of Arles, Apringius of Beja and Bede the Venerable.

Thinking and Seeing with Women in Revelation

Author: Lynn R. Huber
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567064182
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Lynn R. Huber argues that the visionary aspect of Revelation, with its use of metaphorical thinking and language, is the crux of the text's persuasive power. Emerging from a context that employs imagery to promote imperial mythologies, Revelation draws upon a long tradition of using feminine imagery as a tool of persuasion. It does so even while shaping a community identity in contrast to the dominant culture and in exclusive relationship with the Lamb. By drawing upon the work of medieval and modern visionaries, Huber answers a call to examine the way 'real' readers engage with biblical texts. Revealing how Revelation continues to persuade audiences through appeals to the visual and provocative imagery she offers a new sense of how the text metaphorical language simultaneously limits and invites new meaning, unfurling a range of interpretations.

Isaiah 40 55

Author: R. Reed Lessing
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ISBN: 9780758602688
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Isaiah 40 55 contains some of the best-known, most-cherished, and theologically significant texts in the Bible. Isaiah 40 55 provides us with the vocabulary and conceptual framework to understand the nature and purpose of the Father s mission in and through his Son, Jesus, with the Spirit.

The Revelation Worldview

Author: Jon K. Newton
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878723
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Does Christianity have anything useful or credible to say to the twenty-first century, or is it just a relic of a past era, doomed eventually to die a long and painful death, perhaps to be replaced by the new atheism or another religion? In an original contribution to such debates, The Revelation Worldview is a bold attempt to construct a biblically based Christian worldview that makes sense to postmodern people. It also seeks to make the book of Revelation, one of the most strange and difficult books in the Bible, relevant to issues facing people in the twenty-first century. Jon K. Newton wrestles with the complex notion of worldview, tells the story of the changing Western worldview from its ancient and medieval beginnings through the modern era and into the unpredictable world of postmodernism, and compares the worldview found in Revelation with other worldviews of its day. He then uses Revelation as a source for identifying some basic Christian answers to questions such as: What is real? How do we know anything? How can religious knowledge claims be justified? How can we understand the concept of the human person? How can we make sense of history? And how should we respond to pluralism?

Popular Commentary of the Bible New Testament

Author: Paul Edward Kretzmann
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Over the years, "The Kretzmann Commentary" has been widely received and praised for its simple, clear explanation of the Bible in language easily understood by lay readers of the Bible. Based on the King James Version of the Bible, Kretzmann offers insights from Martin Luther and other faithful Lutheran scholars. Warm, accessible and not overly burdened by unrelated material, these volumes will find a welcome place in the homes of all serious students of the Scriptures.

First Corinthians

Author: Gregory J. Lockwood
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ISBN: 9780758625458
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This commentary draws its content from the Concordia Commentary series. This new lay-friendly edition includes all of the original translation and commentary but excludes technical notes, original biblical languages, and terminology required of an academic edition. Today's world holds similar challenges that were present in Corinth during Paul's time. This commentary shows how Paul witnesses to Christ as a clear beacon who guides us through all of lives issues.

Subversive Meals

Author: R. Alan Streett
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ISBN: 0227905830
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Subversive Meals examines the Lord’s Supper within the sociopolitical context of first-century Roman domination, and concludes that it was an anti-imperial praxis. Although the Christian communal meal looked much like a typical Roman banquet in structure, with a deipnon and a symposion, it was essentially different. The Roman meal supported the empire’s ideology, honored Caesar and the gods, reinforced stratification among the masses, and upheld Rome’s right to rule the world. The Christian meal, on the other hand, included hymns that extolled Jesus as Lord, prophecies that challenged Rome’s ideological claims, and letters—read aloud—that promoted egalitarianism and instructed believers on how to live according to kingdom of God principles. Hence, the Christian banquet was an act of non-violent resistance, or what James C. Scott calls a “hidden transcript”.

Revelation

Author: Louis Brighton
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ISBN: 9780758617934
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Revelation can bring to mind terrible visions of war, disaster, persecution, and global destruction. It challenges the reader with symbols and hidden meanings. Yet the golden thread that runs through Revelation is Christ, the slain and arisen Lamb, with His Church in worship on earth and in heaven. This commentary explores and explains the final testimony of the ascended Lord before His return in Judgment. Instead of being about just a great showdown, Revelation stresses how Christ gives Christians power in weakness. Christ reveals to His people glorious visions of the world to come amid the present suffering. He promises the ultimate defeat of Satan and eternal life with God. Book jacket.