Revealing the Book of Revelation

June 10, 2007 — Leave a comment

“St John saw many strange things in his Revelation, but nothing as strange as his interpreters.”  G.K. Chesterton

Here are some resources for the serious study of the last book of the Bible, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, or as the opening Greek word has it, the Apocalypse (unveiling.)  If you would like more on chapters 1-3, John Stott’s What Christ Thinks of the Church is now republished. A book used and recommended by Dr. Zeyl of Christ Church Elder and URI Phil. Dept. fame is by Craig Koester, Revelation and the End of All Things.  A website that covers many of the interpretations in a pretty balanced way is called Apocalipsis.org (you’ll have to get by some of the artwork and style of the site.) A pastors research site called Textweek.com has an incredible breadth of journal articles, reviews, whole commentaries on line, etc. that can take you into more background and depth on specific issues.  Finally, Hank Hanegraaff”s The Apocalypse Code  has just been published.  Despite the trendy title, it shows (through interpretive principles,) the deficiencies of dispensational method and especially the “Left Behind” version of much current pop writing on the end times. The subtitle is, “Find out what the Bible REALLY says about the end times…and why it matters today.”

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