Revelation 21-22 In Light Of Jewish And Greco-roman Utopianism

Biblical Interpretation

57640c4f9746b.jpg Author Eric J. Gilchrest
Isbn 978-9004251533
File size 5 MB
Year 2013
Pages 332
Language Englisch
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

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."

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