Ian Paul, Scholarly Developments

Paul, Ian. “Ebbing and Flowing: Scholarly Developments in Study of the Book of Revelation.” Expository Times 119 (2008): 523-31.

From SAGE Publications:

Revelation has always presented major challenges for study, interpretation and application. Over the last twenty years there have been some significant developments in a number of areas, including greater understanding of Revelation’s first-century setting, some settling of debate about the nature of its language, engagement with questions of the complexity of its structure, and a growing awareness of the impact of its rhetoric, both in its original contexts and in the history of interpretation. Yet there still remains a substantial gap between much scholarly insight and its appropriation at a more popular level.

Key Words: Apocalypse • Revelation • interpretation • social setting • rhetorical criticism • language • Old Testament in the New

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