Crisis and catharsis: the power of the Apocalypse

For the first time in complete form, the results of recent analyses of the Apocalypse are presented in a way that is easily understood by the beginning student and challenging to the scholar looking for a fresh approach. In a clear and vivid manner, Adela Yarbro Collins discusses the authorship of t...

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Main Author: Collins, Adela Yarbro 1945-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Philadelphia, Pa. Westminster Press 1984
Edition:1st ed.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Revelation
Further subjects:B Socio-historical exegesis
B Revelation
B Bible Revelation Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Rhetoric
B New Testament
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Summary:For the first time in complete form, the results of recent analyses of the Apocalypse are presented in a way that is easily understood by the beginning student and challenging to the scholar looking for a fresh approach. In a clear and vivid manner, Adela Yarbro Collins discusses the authorship of the book of Revelation, when it was written, the situation it addressed, the social themes it considered, and the psychological meaning behind apocalyptic language. Historical, literary, and psychological methods of explanation complement one another in showing how the Apocalypse reflected the social milieu of the times, including Roman domination and tensions between Christians and Jews.
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0664245218