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Author Thompson, Leonard L., 1934-

Title The book of Revelation : Apocalypse and empire / Leonard L. Thompson.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  228.06 T473B    Check Shelf
Description xii, 265 pages : map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 241-253.
Note Includes indexes.
Contents PART I: ORIENTATION: Historical setting and genre -- The social setting of Apocalypses -- PART II: THE SCRIPT: WHOLENESS AND THE LANGUAGE OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION: The linguistic unity of Revelation -- Unity through the language of worship -- The Seer's vision of an unbroken world ---- PART III: THE STAGE: ROMAN SOCIETY AND THE PROVINCE OF ASIA: Domitian's reign: history and rhetoric -- Christians in the province of Asia -- Jews in the province of Asia -- Urban life in the province of Asia -- THE PLAY: THE APOCALYPSE AND THE EMPIRE: The Book of Revelation in Asian society -- The social location of the Book of Revelation -- Postscript: Religious language and the social order -- Appendix: Recent theories about the social setting of the Book of Revelation.
Subject Bible -- Inspiration -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible -- Inspiration -- Language, style.
ISBN 0195055519 alkaline paper
9780195055511 alkaline paper
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