Crisis and Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1984 - Religion - 179 pages
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For the first time in complete form, the results of recent analyses of the Apocalypse are presented in a way that is easily understood by the beginning student and challenging to the scholar looking for a fresh approach. In a clear and vivid manner, Adela Yarbro Collins discusses the authorship of the book of Revelation, when it was written, the situation it addressed, the social themes it considered, and the psychological meaning behind apocalyptic language.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Who Wrote the Book of Revelation?
25
When Was Revelation Written?
54
The Social SituationPerceived Crisis
84
Social Radicalism in the Apocalypse
111
The Power of Apocalyptic RhetoricCatharsis
141
Conclusion
165
Index
177
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Adela Yarbro Collins is Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University. Her previous books include Mark: A Commentary and Crisis and Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse.

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