|Author||Eric J. Gilchrest|
|File size||5 MB|
In "Revelation 21-22 in Light of Jewish and Greco-Roman Utopianism," Eric J. Gilchrest offers a creative and compelling reading of "Revelation 21-22" as understood through the lens of ancient utopianism. The work is in two parts beginning with a detailed portrait of ancient utopianism based on Greco-Roman and Jewish traditions. The portrait sketches the topography of the utopian landscape, which includes a thorough account of various traditions using fourteen utopian topoi or motifs. The author then moves to a description of Revelation s new Jerusalem in light of these two utopian traditions. With sensitivity to how this text would have been read by each utopian perspective, the author constructs a unique reading of a classic passage that highlights the variety of ways the text originally may have been heard."