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The mystery of the book of Revelation : reenvisioning the end of time / Cameron Afzal ; with a foreword by April DeConick.

Afzal, Cameron. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. Revelation > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Revelation > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780773411968
  • ISBN: 0773411968
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (166 pages)
  • Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-150) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Reading time : a matter of method -- The communal icon -- The experience of time -- Inscribed time -- Apocalypse and prophecy -- The literary genre apocalypse -- The apocalypse as prophecy -- John and his community -- Who was John? -- The occasion for John's prophecy -- A vision of this world in six seals -- The introductory Merkavah vision -- Experienced catastrophe -- The four horsemen : a symbolic year -- The fifth seal : the plight of the faithful -- The sixth seal : the signs of the end -- Sabbath : a new age -- A window in time -- The followers of the Lamb.
Summary: This work represents an intersection between two important methods of interpretation. It presents a very complex theory of narrative relating to the experience of time and the production and reception of narrative is applied to the question of the eschatology of the Book of Revelation. The work argues that John of Patmos has a vision of two ages: one of a world fraught with conflict, violence and oppression and another similarly present for the Christian faithful, in which they experience the salvation expected at the end of the ages, now, gathered under God's protection.
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