This item the book of revelation apocalypse and empire by leonard l thompson paperback cdn6845 ships from and sold by theproductshub imperial cults and the apocalypse of john reading revelation in the ruins by steven j friesen paperback cdn5367 only 10 left in stock ships from and sold by superbookdeals customers who bought this item also bought page 1 of 1 start over page 1 . Leonard l thompson thompson here examines the importance of the genre apocalypse and analyzes the form and structure of the revelation its narrative and metaphoric unity the world created through johns visions and the social conditions of the empire in which john wrote. The book of revelation presents a chaotic world dominated by cyclical visions of a cosmic drama that unfolds within the twenty one chapters this apocalyptic imagery reflects the fears of early christians a beleaguered minority in an environment hostile to the new religious movement frilingos 2004 1. Reading this book makes me wonder and question if johns revelation had such an impact on the christian community as to delay its absorption into the roman empire for 300 years where it became the ruling political power as in constantines era and thereby having become so worldly rich and powerful lost its unique influence as the true people of the true god. The book of revelation apocalypse and empire thompson leonard l amazonsg books skip to main contentsg hello select your address all hello sign in account lists account returns orders cart all todays deals best sellers prime gift ideas
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