Reading Revelation Responsibly (Paperback)

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Reading Revelation Responsibly is for those who are confused by, afraid of, and/or preoccupied with the book of Revelation. In rescuing the Apocalypse from those who either completely misinterpret it or completely ignore it, Michael Gorman has given us both a guide to reading Revelation in a responsible way and a theological engagement with the text itself. He takes interpreting the book as a serious and sacred responsibility, believing how one reads, teaches, and preaches Revelation can have a powerful impact on one's own--and other people's--well-being. Gorman pays careful attention to the book's original historical and literary contexts, its connections to the rest of Scripture, its relationship to Christian doctrine and practice, and its potential to help or harm people in their life of faith. Rather than a script for the end times, Gorman demonstrates how Revelation is a script for Christian worship, witness, and mission that runs counter to culturally embedded civil religion.

About the Author


Michael J. Gorman holds the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland. His other Cascade books include Reading Paul (2008), The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement (2014), and Abide and Go: Missional Theosis in the Gospel of John (2018).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781606085608
ISBN-10: 1606085603
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2011
Pages: 230
Language: English