- Revelation. Epworth Commentaries
- Christopher Rowland
- Publication Year:
- Epworth Press
- Revelation, Commentary, New Testament
- Copyright Holder:
- Christopher Rowland. Reproduced by permission.
Table of Contents
- General Introduction
- How do we read biblical texts?
- What is my/our story?
- The world of Revelation
- The world of apocalyptic
- What sort of book is Revelation?
- The structure of the Apocalypse
- How our Christian brothers and sisters have interpreted the text
- Reading Revelation
- Dealing with apocalyptic symbols
- Constrained by Christ: Can we read Revelation in any way we like?
- Revelation and certainty
- Light and darkness: the importance of Revelation's view of the world
- The Gospel of John, Daniel and Revelation
- 1 The Revelation of the Risen Christ
- 2-3 The letters to the angels of the seven churches
Contrasting characteristics in the messages to the churches
- 4 The praises of God
- 5 The Lamb who was slain
- 6 Manifestations of judgement
Trying to make sense of terror and turmoil
Taking God's wrath seriously
- 7 Deliverance for the people of God
- 8-9 The natural world becomes a series of nightmares
- 10-11 The death and vindication of the two prophetic witnesses
- 12 The dragon pursues his quarry
Acknowledging and dealing with our feelings of threat
- 13 The apparent triumph of evil
- 14-15 The followers of the Lamb and of the Beast
- 16 The last seven plagues: the bowls of God's wrath
- 17 'This calls for a mind with insight'
Towards a political theology on the basis of Revelation 13 and 17
The character of the State
The church in the world
Distinctions of political judgement
Non-conformity and nationalism
Compromise and conviction
Reading the signs of the times
- 18.1-19.10 Lament for Babylon
- 19.11-21 The judgement of the Word of God
- 20 The triumph of righteousness
- 20.1-22.5 A new heaven and a new earth
- 22.6-21 Take these words to heart!
- Select bibliography