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Title Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John
Author Steven J. Friesen
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2001-10-25
Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780198030126
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After more than a century of debate about the significance of imperial cults for the interpretation of Revelation, this is the first study to examine both the archaeological evidence and the Biblical text in depth. Friesen argues that a detailed analysis of imperial cults as they were practiced in the first century CE in the region where John was active allows us to understand John's criticism of his society's dominant values. He demonstrates the importance of imperial cults for society at the time when Revelation was written, and shows the ways in which John refuted imperial cosmology through his use of vision, myth, and eschatological expectation.

Title Imperial Cult and Commerce in John s Apocalypse
Author J. Nelson Kraybill
Publisher A&C Black
Release 1996-06-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 262
ISBN 0567339289
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing evidence from ancient literature, coins, inscriptions and artwork, Kraybill points to the penetration of the Roman imperial cult (emperor worship) into commercial settings as a primary concern of the Apocalypse. By the time John was on Patmos, people in Asia Minor could not 'buy or sell' without giving idolatrous allegiance to Rome. Imperial cult and commerce blended in guild halls, the banking industry and the market place. John calls readers to 'come out from' pagan loyalties of Roman imperial society and give full allegiance to a New Jerusalem of justice and equality under the rule of Christ.

Title Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John
Author Steven J. Friesen
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2001-10-25
Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0190285001
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

After more than a century of debate about the significance of imperial cults for the interpretation of Revelation, this is the first study to examine both the archaeological evidence and the Biblical text in depth. Friesen argues that a detailed analysis of imperial cults as they were practiced in the first century CE in the region where John was active allows us to understand John's criticism of his society's dominant values. He demonstrates the importance of imperial cults for society at the time when Revelation was written, and shows the ways in which John refuted imperial cosmology through his use of vision, myth, and eschatological expectation.

Apocalypse and Allegiance by J. Nelson Kraybill

Title Apocalypse and Allegiance
Author J. Nelson Kraybill
Publisher Brazos Press
Release 2010-04-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1441212558
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this lively introduction, J. Nelson Kraybill shows how the book of Revelation was understood by its original readers and what it means for Christians today. Kraybill places Revelation in its first-century context, opening a window into the political, economic, and social realities of the early church. His fresh interpretation highlights Revelation's liturgical structure and directs readers' attentions to twenty-first-century issues of empire, worship, and allegiance, showing how John's apocalypse is relevant to the spiritual life of believers today. The book includes maps, timelines, photos, a glossary, discussion questions, and stories of modern Christians who live out John's vision of a New Jerusalem.

Title Neues Testament und hellenistisch j dische Alltagskultur
Author Roland Deines
Publisher Mohr Siebrek Ek
Release 2011
Category Religion
Total Pages 492
ISBN
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English summary: In New Testament research, the exploration of the witnesses of everyday life in antiquity has again attracted remarkable interest. However, interpreting the remains of material culture or documentary papyri raises complex methodological issues. The Third International Symposium of the Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Project focused on the Hellenistic-Jewish perspectives on the conditions of everyday life. Once again, the main interest was the question of how the research on the Hellenistic-Jewish culture could contribute to the understanding of the New Testament and vice versa. This volume documents the interdisciplinary discourse between New Testament research and the fields of epigraphy, numismatics, archaeology, papyrology, iconography, geography and the history of culture. German description: Die Erforschung der lebensweltlichen Rahmenbedingungen der Entstehung neutestamentlicher Schriften erfahrt in den letzten Jahren starkere Beachtung. Die Beschaftigung mit den Zeugnissen der antiken Alltagskultur wirft aber methodische Fragen auf, die bisher in ihrer Tragweite kaum bedacht wurden. Das III. Internationale Symposium zum Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti hat sich dieser Thematik speziell unter dem Aspekt der judisch-hellenistischen Alltagskultur gewidmet. Dabei ging es erneut um awechselseitige Wahrnehmungen, d.h. um die Frage, welchen Beitrag die Erforschung der hellenistisch-judischen Alltagskultur fur das Verstandnis des Neuen Testaments leisten kann und umgekehrt, welche Perspektiven sich aus neutestamentlicher Sicht fur die Erforschung der judisch-hellenistischen Alltagskultur ergeben. Die Ertrage des interdisziplinaren Dialogs zwischen neutestamentlicher Forschung und Beitragen aus den Bereichen Epigraphik, Numismatik, Archaologie, Papyrologie, Ikonographie, Geographie und Kulturgeschichte sind in diesem Band dokumentiert.

Silence and Praise by Ryan Leif Hansen

Title Silence and Praise
Author Ryan Leif Hansen
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Release 2014
Category Religion
Total Pages 184
ISBN 1451470118
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Silence and Praise, Ryan Leif Hansen begins with the premise that cosmology is a central focus in Johns Apocalypse. However, Johns intention in reflecting theologically on the nature, existence, and destiny of the created world is not in order to explicate a stable system. Rather, Johns cosmological thought is employed for persuasive purposes as an ethical and political critique of Roman imperial cultic discourse. Hansen seeks to read the contours of Johns rhetorical cosmology and to understand the theological and political implications of its strategy.

Revelation by John R. Yeatts

Title Revelation
Author John R. Yeatts
Publisher Herald Press (VA)
Release 2003
Category Religion
Total Pages 523
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The message of Revelation speaks to Christians for all times, and historically has especially encouraged persecuted groups. Today Christians in many parts of the world are also at opposition to the worldview of the time. Revelation gives strength to those who are oppressed, and John R. Yeatts' commentary attends to themes of martyrdom, suffering, service in the world, hope, the triumph of Christ, and the role of the church in bearing witness to the triumphant Christ. The commentary includes clear biblical commentary, relationships between various portions of Scripture, and applications drawn from the Anabaptist tradition and the larger Christian community.

Title A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John
Author Amy-Jill Levine
Publisher A&C Black
Release 2010-07-05
Category Religion
Total Pages 262
ISBN 0826466516
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An examination of New Testament Apocalyptic literature through the categories of post-colonial thought, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinisation, virginity, and violence.

Empire and Apocalypse by Stephen D. Moore

Title Empire and Apocalypse
Author Stephen D. Moore
Publisher Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
Release 2006
Category Religion
Total Pages 160
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In Empire and Apocalypse Stephen Moore offers us the most complete introduction yet to the emergent field of postcolonial biblical criticism. It includes an indispensable in-depth introduction to postcolonial theory and criticism together with a detailed survey of postcolonial biblical criticism. Next come three substantial exegetical chapters on the Gospels of Mark and John and the Book of Revelation, which together demonstrate how postcolonial studies provide fresh conceptual resources and critical strategies for rethinking early Christianity's complex relations to the Roman Empire. Each of these three texts, to different degrees, Moore argues, mimic and replicate fundamental facets of Roman imperial ideology even while resisting and eroding it. The book concludes with an amply annotated bibliography whose main section provides a comprehensive listing of work done to date in postcolonial biblical criticism.

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