Friday, July 16, 2004

Kovacs and Rowland: Revelation

News of this book from Blackwell's, courtesy of Jamie O'Brien (click the links for further information and sample chapters):

Revelation: The Apocalypse to Jesus Christ
Judith L. Kovacs and Christopher Rowland (University of Virginia and Queen's College, Oxford)

"Judith Kovacs and Christopher Rowland give us something new -- an in-depth analysis that emphasizes the reception history of the Apocalypse, its significance for later theology, literature, and art. The result is an eye-opening book that will dramatically change how readers understand the last book of the Bible and its role in Western history. This is a rich and fascinating work." Bernard McGinn, Divinity School, University of Chicago

This ground-breaking commentary on The Revelation to John (the Apocalypse) reveals its far-reaching influence on society and culture, and its impact on the church through the ages.

  • Looks at interpretations of the Apocalypse by theologians, ranging from Augustine to late twentieth century liberation theologians

  • Considers the book's effects on writers, artists, musicians, political figures, visionaries, and others, including Dante, Hildegard of Bingen, Milton, Newton, the English Civil war radicals, Turner, Blake, Handel, and Franz Schmidt

  • Provides access to material not readily available elsewhere
    Will appeal to students and scholars across a wide range of disciplines, as well as to general readers
Browse sample pages here (PDF).

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