Saturday, February 26, 2005

Book of Revelation in Intercultural Perspective

A press release from Fortress:

Scholars Present Book of Revelation in Intercultural Perspective

MINNEAPOLIS (February 25, 2005)— Of all the writings of the New Testament, the Book 0f Revelation has the most comprehensive critique of the Roman Empire and the most global vision of a new world in the worship and service of God. In From Every People and Nation: The Book of Revelation in Intercultural Perspective a diverse group of biblical scholars and theologians gathers in one volume perspectives from many cultural and social locations in a quest to illuminate this powerful book and to promote a vision of justice and peace.

Together, the contributors model the dynamics of cultural interpretation and offer resources for readers themselves to engage in the intercultural study of Bible. They discuss topics such as Hispanic / Cuban American and African American perspectives, ecological issues, postcolonial themes, and liberation theology. The book also provides a set of guidelines for intercultural Bible study.

The volume's contributors include:

* Brian K. Blount
* Justo González
* Harry O. Maier
* Clarice J. Martin
* James Okoye
* Tina Pippin
* Pablo Richard
* Barbara R. Rossing
* Vítor Westhelle
* Khiok-Khng Yeo


David Rhoads, Professor of New Testament at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is the co-author of Mark as Story: An Introduction to the Narrative of a Gospel (2nd ed.; Fortress Press, 1999) and author of The Challenge of Diversity: The Witness of Paul and the Gospels (Fortress Press, 1996). He received the 2004 Fortress Press Award for Graduate and Seminary Teaching in recognition of his innovative teaching, his approaches to subject areas, and his communication with today's students. For a couple of decades he has given oral performances of the gospel of Mark in a dramatic setting before church groups and classes. His inventive teaching methods include diverse methodologies for studying the Bible and other pedagogical strategies, and creative writing assignments.

ISBN 0-8006-3721-6

6” x 9”, 282 pp, paperback


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