Crisis and Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse (Paperback)

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For the first time in complete form, the results of recent analyses of the Apocalypse are presented in a way that is easily understood by the beginning student and challenging to the scholar looking for a fresh approach. In a clear and vivid manner, Adela Yarbro Collins discusses the authorship of the book of Revelation, when it was written, the situation it addressed, the social themes it considered, and the psychological meaning behind apocalyptic language.

Historical, literary, and psychological methods of explanation complement one another in showing how the Apocalypse reflected the social milieu of the times, including Roman domination and tensions between Christians and Jews.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780664245214
ISBN-10: 0664245218
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: March 19th, 1984
Pages: 180
Language: English