Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: Revelation by Leonard L. Thompson

By Leonard L. Thompson

In this lucid exposition, an acclaimed interpreter indicates that the booklet of Revelation is to be learn as a unified paintings of spiritual poetry aimed toward extricating Christians from Roman society, during which they have been dwelling quietly and peacefully. Thompson considers connections among John’s destructive view of society and his social situation as a wandering prophet, compares his visionary adventure with that of different prophets and seers, specifically in Judaism, notes similarities among the depictions of Christ and devil in Revelation and photographs of heroes and demons in different writings of the time, and emphasizes that John’s imaginative and prescient of heaven and the longer term have been meant to infuse daily Christian existence with self belief within the goodness and supreme triumph of God.

“Thompson’s observation on Revelation is written in a fascinating literary type and, by way of featuring perceptive comparisons and contrasts with either Greco-Roman and Jewish literature—canonical and non-canonical—he highlights the special beneficial properties of this e-book. He offers successfully with the rhetorical or even the epistemological dimensions, whereas providing an illuminating and convincing inspiration for the constitution and thematic improvement of Revelation. in brief, it's a so much revealing and insightful research of this hard early Christian writing, because it exhibits how this booklet addresses perennial human questions about divine goal and human destiny.” –-Howard Clark Kee

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