Reading Revelation Responsibly

Reading Revelation Responsibly

This volume deals with the varied forms of shame reflected in biblical, theological, psychological and anthropological sources.

Author: Michael J. Gorman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606085608

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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This volume deals with the varied forms of shame reflected in biblical, theological, psychological and anthropological sources. Although traditional theology and church practice concentrate on providing forgiveness for shameful behavior, recent scholarship has discovered the crucial relevance of social shame evoked by mental status, adversity, slavery, abuse, illness, grief and defeat. Anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists have discovered that unresolved social shame is related to racial and social prejudice, to bullying, crime, genocide, narcissism, post-traumatic stress and other forms of toxic behavior. Eleven leaders in this research participated in a conference on The Shame Factor, sponsored by St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE in October 2010. Their essays explore the impact and the transformation of shame in a variety of arenas, comprising in this volume a unique and innovative resource for contemporary religion, therapy, ethics, and social analysis.
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The Supper

The Supper

Koester, Revelation and the End of Things, 39; Gorman, Reading Revelation Responsibly, 22.This is the error made by many who interpret Revelation from a dispensational perspective. See, for example, LaHaye, Revelation Unveiled; ...

Author: Ronald P. Hesselgrave

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532675782

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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The Lord's Supper (or Eucharist) has often been a subject of intense debate in the church. What is often lost in this debate is the significance of the relationship of the Eucharist to Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples, which was a Passover--or Passover-like--meal. Moreover, the Last Supper connects back to various meals in Jesus' earthly ministry. And it looks forward to the great messianic banquet as fulfillment of Jewish expectations. In exploring these connections, this book focuses on the three motifs of "new creation," "hospitality," and "hope" in Christ. Most significantly, when we break the bread and drink the wine (or juice) together we are asserting the reality of the new creation in Christ, affirming God's grace, forgiveness, and cruciform love which is to be embodied in the Christian community, and anticipating the day when God's present and ongoing work of restoration, justice, and reconciliation will ultimately prevail. The Supper, then, is basically a condensed summary of the story of God's plan of redemption. Hesselgrave brings together biblical, theological, ethical, and social insights in a way that deepens our understanding of the meaning and practical significance of biblical texts related to this central ordinance of the church.
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Reading Paul

Reading Paul

Gorman also offers a distinctive interpretation of justification by faith as participation in Christ"--From publisher description.

Author: Michael J. Gorman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556351952

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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"Explores the central themes of Paul's gospel. Gorman places special emphasis on the theopolitical character of Paul's gospel and on its themes of cross and resurrection, multiculturalism in the church, and peacemaking and nonviolence as the way of Christ. Gorman also offers a distinctive interpretation of justification by faith as participation in Christ"--From publisher description.
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Essential Eschatology

Essential Eschatology

According to Michael Gorman in his highly recommended book Reading Revelation Responsibly, there have been “five interpretive strategies” ... Revelation is deemed to refer to events still future to the contemporary readers of the book.

Author: John E. Phelan Jr.

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830864652

Category: Religion

Page: 203

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Study of eschatology often gets bogged down in minutiae that rarely seems to affect daily life. Avoiding this trap, John Phelan gets to the heart of the matter by examining how Christian hope and practice of resurrection impact everything.
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Revelation

Revelation

Gorman, Michael J. (2011), Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness; Following the Lamb into the New Creation (Eugene: Cascade). Green, Joel B. (1997), The Gospel of Luke (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans).

Author: Ian Paul

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830873852

Category: Religion

Page: 387

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The Book of Revelation is a fascinating piece of Scripture as well as an extraordinary piece of literature. In this Tyndale Commentary, Ian Paul takes a disciplined approach to the text, paying careful attention to the ways that John draws from the Old Testament. Additionally, Paul examines how the original audience would have heard this message from John, and then draws helpful comments for contemporary reflection.
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Revelation 1 11

Revelation 1 11

Theologians in Latin America and Africa find Revelation to be a resource for resistance to racist and exploitative regimes (e.g., Boesak 1987; Richard 1995). Reading Revelation is difficult enough. Reading Revelation responsibly in such ...

Author: Peter J. Leithart

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567664907

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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The Book of Revelation is the last book in the canon of the New Testament, and its only apocalyptic document, though there are short apocalyptic passages in various places in the gospels and the epistles. This first of two volumes on Revelation offers systematic and thorough interpretation of the book of Revelation. Revelation brings together the worlds of heaven, earth and hell in a final confrontation between the forces of good and evil. Its characters and images are both real and symbolic, spiritual and material, and it is frequently difficult to know the difference between them. Revelation's cryptic nature has ensured that it would always be a source of controversy. This commentary focuses on the theological content, gleaning the best from both the classical and modern commentary traditions and showing the doctrinal development of Scriptural truths. Scholarship on the book of Revelation has nonetheless not only endured, but even captured the imagination of generations of Bible students, both professionals and laypeople alike. Through its focus on the message of the book through scholarly analysis, this International Theological Commentary reconnects to the ecclesial tradition of biblical commentary as an effort in ressourcement, though not slavish repetition.
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A Companion to the Book of Revelation

A Companion to the Book of Revelation

Gilchrest, Eric J. Revelation 21–22 in Light of Jewish and Greco-Roman Utopianism. Biblical Interpretation Series 118. Leiden: Brill, 2013. Gorman, Michael. Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness: Following the Lamb ...

Author: David L. Mathewson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532678165

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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This book is meant to be a companion and guide through what many deem to be the most perplexing book of the New Testament. As such, it introduces the reader to the kind of literature Revelation is, how to interpret its pervasive symbolism, and sees it as a response to the unique circumstances of seven historical churches in first-century Asia Minor living under the shadow of the Roman Empire. This companion pays special attention to the literary context and flow of argument of John’s unique book, while also giving attention to the effect the visions would have had on the first churches. It also pays attention to the more perplexing details of the text. Revelation was primarily a book that called the churches to maintain their faithful witness in the face of a hostile environment. It also continues to speak to the church today, though perhaps not in the way we often think.
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Echoes of the Most Holy

Echoes of the Most Holy

Introduction TOWARD AN INTERTEXTUAL READING OF REVELATION 11 IT IS A DAUNTING TASK to write a book on Revelation . ... Caird , Revelation , 2 ; Nusca , The Christ ; Gorman , Reading Revelation Responsibly , xi - xvii . 6.

Author: Andre Reis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666736182

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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The Levitical Day of Atonement was a day of penitence, confession, and judgment for Israelites of loyal character and a day of covenant renewal for the nation of Israel. On this day, sin was removed from the tabernacle through the application of sacrificial blood to its altars and compartments, as well as by the dismissal of the goat for Azazel, which carried all the community’s sin to a “barren land.” As it became ingrained in the veil of Jewish consciousness, the Day of Atonement underwent a “process of abstraction” over many centuries leading up to Second Temple times, when the Most Holy Place lay devoid of the ark of the covenant and its mercy seat. Continuing to reverberate in the Jewish imaginaire, the Day of Atonement was received by the authors of the New Testament, including John of Patmos, to whom its sacrificial typology provided irresistible motifs which they used to proclaim “the Christ event.” By utilizing a coherent intertextual approach, this book explores how John wove the Day of Atonement into the colorful literary tapestry of Revelation.
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From Pentecost to Patmos 2nd Edition

From Pentecost to Patmos  2nd Edition

Cf. also Gorman, Reading Revelation Responsibly, 143. 1841 Aune, Revelation 17–22, 1063. 1842 David A. Thomas, Revelation 19 in Historical and Mythological Context (New York: Peter Lang, 2008), 159. Witherington, Revelation, 243.

Author: Craig L. Blomberg

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781535940429

Category: Religion

Page: 880

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Pairing depth of scholarship with contemporary application, the authors of From Pentecost to Patmos have produced a unique introductory New Testament textbook. Craig Blomberg and Darlene Seal provide the context and clarity that readers need to better understand Acts through Revelation, showcasing the historical, linguistic, and theological implications found in each book. This second edition includes expanded footnotes and a lengthier, up-to-date introduction to Paul. Newly added review questions, maps, and diagrams enhance the scholarship and make the resource truly user-friendly.
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Uncovering the Treasures of the Apocalypse

Uncovering the Treasures of the Apocalypse

Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2013. Fee, Gordon D., and Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. Gorman, Michael J. Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship ...

Author: David L. Mathewson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725292215

Category: Religion

Page: 133

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The book of Revelation continues to baffle and confound present-day readers. Its strange imagery and the bewildering number of interpretations of the book have left most readers paralyzed with fear. What is needed is a book that introduces the reader to the most important keys to keep in mind when interpreting the last book of the Bible. This book provides just that: it offers, explains, and illustrates five of the most crucial keys for unlocking the message of the Apocalypse. These keys grow directly out of the kind of book Revelation is and reads it as the word of God for the church. It leads the reader to take Revelation seriously as a message first addressed to seven historical churches in the first century, before reading it as the word of God for today. These five keys can instill greater confidence in understanding the book that has always been out of the reach of most readers.
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