Satake, Gemeindeordnung

Satake, Akira. Die Gemeindeordnung in der Johannesapokalypse. (WMANT 21). Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 1966.

This 224 page dissertation analyses the possible references to the question of order in the churches in Revelation, grouped by the various ecclesiological terms (pp. 19-161) and then describes some parallel phenomena in the Palestinian Urchristentum. An appendix featuring a comparison between Revelation and Daniel 7-12 is added (pp. 196-219). The only get-up is a bibliography.

Satake’s work is rightly regarded as a classic. The detailed analysis of the various ecclesiological terms are worth carefull study. Satake’s study should be consulted when dealing with the ecclesiology and ecclesiological terms.

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