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Climax of Prophecy: Studies on the Book of Revelation

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The Apocalypse of John is a work of immense importance and learning. Yet among the major works of early Christianity included in the New Testament it has received relatively little scholarly attention.This work is a significant contribution to remedying this neglect. The author examines the meticulous literary artistry, creative imagination, radical political critique and ...more
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Published November 10th 2000 by Bloomsbury T&T Clark (first published January 1st 1993)
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Charlie
Jun 23, 2013 Charlie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biblical-studies
11 brilliant essays mine the book of Revelation from literary, theological, and cultural-historical directions. For scholars only.
Mary Fisher
Aug 10, 2012 Mary Fisher rated it liked it
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I still am working my way through this work.

I like the fact it is a series of stand alone essays.

I am disappointed in that it deals far more widely with how certain language is used in the wider world of apocalyptic than the Book of Revelation. I am feeling that it is not giving me sufficient analysis of how particular apocalyptic language is used in the Book of Revelation that I would like.

But when I have finished working through it I will adjust this review.

I still tend toward Caird and Beale
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Good exposition. I hoped to be able to read more on methodology.
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Jul 02, 2008 Seumas Macdonald rated it it was amazing
this is one of the best books i have read at a scholarly level regarding the book of Revelation
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May 13, 2012 Rob Dalrymple rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've read. For the serious student. One who knows Greek
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Richard Bauckham (PhD, University of Cambridge) is senior scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England, where he teaches for the Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges. He is also a visiting professor at St. Mellitus College, London, and emeritus professor of New Testament at the University of St. Andrews. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the author of numerou ...more
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