Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Richard Oster's 7 Subversive Letters

Thanks to Allen Black for pointing out his colleague Richard Oster's blog in which he focuses on the Book of Revelation in anticipation of his forthcoming book on the subject:

Sub•verto –– to overturn, cause to topple over, by pressure from below or at the base (s.v. Oxford Latin Dictionary).
This blog is based upon research and ideas for a manuscript I have sent off to a publisher. It looks at Revelation 1-3.
• Written by an author relocated because of subversion.
• Sent to 7 congregations needing to resist the cultural regime of Roman Asia.
• Designed to sabotage the recipients' easy reliance upon the values of the culture and its religions.

3 comments:

dannyyencich said...

Great post. Thank you for sharing, Dr. Goodacre.

Jeremy said...

Mark, if you'd like to mention it, there is an upcoming conference, at Harding where Dr. Oster teaches, on Ephesus: http://hst.edu/our-community/ephesus-conference/

Mark Goodacre said...

Thanks. Now blogged.