Mysterious Apocalypse

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  • Copyright: 2001-07-01
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

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No part of the Bible is more controversial than the book of Revelation, or, as it is often called, the Apocalypse. For eighteen hundred years it has given rise to conflicting interpretations, and in the late twentieth century it is as controversial as ever.

Author Biography

Arthur W. Wainwright is Professor of New Testament at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He is an ordained minister and was pastor of Methodist churches in England before joining the Emory faculty

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Abbreviationsp. 10
A Book of Hidden Meaningsp. 11
The Millennium and History
Millenarianism in the Early Churchp. 21
The Millennium as the Period of the Churchp. 33
The Apocalypse as a Chart of Historyp. 49
The Revival of Millenarianismp. 67
Prophets and Prophetic Movementsp. 89
Critical Approaches to the Apocalypse
Authority, Authorship, Date, and Sourcesp. 107
Contemporary-historical Criticism and Mythologyp. 125
Literary Criticism, the Social Sciences, and Theologyp. 141
The Apocalypse and Human Experience
Church, States, and Nationsp. 161
The Transformation of Societyp. 177
The Cultural Heritagep. 189
The Inner Life and Worshipp. 203
Conclusionp. 223
Notesp. 231
Select Bibliographyp. 267
Scripture Indexp. 279
General Indexp. 283
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