How can we understand God's revelation to us? Exploring both Augustine's and Karl Barth's readings of the Johannine literature, Ike Miller casts a broader vision of divine illumination, arguing for a fully Trinitarian view of illumination that forms not just our intellect, but also appeals to the affections and encourages our ethical action.
For many readers of the Bible, the book of Revelation is a riddle that fascinates and frustrates. In this NSBT volume, Brian Tabb stresses the importance of the canonical context of the book of Revelation and argues that it presents itself as the climax of biblical prophecy, showing how Old Testament prophecies and patterns find their consummation in the present and future reign of Jesus Christ.
The Book of Revelation is a fascinating piece of Scripture as well as an extraordinary piece of literature. In this Tyndale Commentary, Ian Paul takes a disciplined approach to the text, paying careful attention to the ways that John draws from the Old Testament. Additionally, Paul examines how the original audience would have heard this message from John, and then draws helpful comments for contemporary reflection.
Stephen Motyer's comprehensive, stimulating study shows how Jesus Christ is the centre of the Scriptures, even though he only appears at the end. For the New Testament writers, Jesus Christ revolutionized their understanding of the Scriptures and gave them a new centre around which to interpret the work of God in the world—climaxing in "second coming" of Jesus.
This revised edition of Exploring the New Testament, Volume Two introduces students of biblical studies and theology to ancient letter writing, Paul's life, mission and theology, methods in reading the New Testament Letters and Revelation, New Testament criticism in contemporary culture and much more.
In this final Contours of Christian Theology volume, David Höhne offers a trinitarian theological description of eschatology that is at once systematic, generated from the theological interpretation of Scripture, and yet sensitive to essential elements for Christian practice. His reading of the Bible is shaped by the gospel, informed by the history of Christian thought, and dedicated to serving the church.
Most interpretations of Revelation fail to take seriously what John saw and consequently fail to comprehend the value of his vision to Christians of every age. J. Ramsey Michaels strives to restore Revelation to its rightful status as a prophetic letter of testimony--a testimony of striking relevance to the church today.
Paul Spilsbury reveals how behind the ancient multimedia show that is Revelation lies a message both simple and profound: the gospel clearly proclaimed. Here is a guide that will help us hear Revelation speak, once again inspiring grateful worship and calling us to costly discipleship.
Stephen S. Smalley demonstrates the fruitfulness of reading John's Apocalypse like a two-act drama with a "marked sevenfold patterning." His theological and literary analysis of the Greek text puts Revelation squarely in the hands of contemporary readers, demonstrating its power to transcend barriers of culture and history. Now in paperback.
The vivid and often confusing imagery in the book of Revelation has elicited much discussion, both in the church and outside of the faith community. Michael Wilcock explains the concepts and images which are important for understanding Revelation.
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