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Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History (Course Number 6433) [DVD-ROM]

Koester, Craig R.

ISBN 10: 1598038028 / ISBN 13: 9781598038026
Published by The Graet Courses, Chantilly, VA, 2011
Condition: As New Audio Book (DVD)
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Title: Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in ...

Publisher: The Graet Courses, Chantilly, VA

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Audio Book (DVD)

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket as Issued

Edition: First Edition.

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What are we to make of the book of Revelation, with all its dramatic events and rich symbolism? Get an authoritative guide to this extraordinary work in 24 thought-provoking and enlightening lectures, divided into three parts: the historical and intellectual background of the Apocalypse; a close reading of John's text, focusing on the meaning of its images; and the wide-ranging impact of the book on Christian and Western history. Throughout these lectures, Professor Koester focuses on what John actually wrote in the Apocalypse, what his situation tells us about his meaning, how that meaning can be applied to our own lives, and how contemporary biblical scholars relate Revelation to the modern world. He also introduces major figures in history who have been powerfully drawn to the Apocalypse, among them St. Augustine (who saw it as timeless and symbolic rather than literal), Martin Luther (who decoded it to reach a remarkable theological insight), and Sojourner Truth (who was inspired by the book to work tirelessly for women's rights and the abolition of slavery). Describing the Apocalypse as a roller coaster that hurtles you down into the abyss amid scenes of monsters and plagues, only to send you flying upward toward views of pure light, Professor Koester stresses that if you are reading Revelation and want to despair, then you've stopped reading too soon. You need to turn the page and look to the next chapter, because there will be a wonderful message of hope waiting for you. And as you learn with this lecture series, you'll find that the Apocalypse you've heard about pales beside the real one.

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