Caird, Revelation of St. John

Caird, George Bradford: The Revelation of St. John the Divine. (BNTC). London, 1966 (1st ed.) and 1984 (2nd ed.). Reprint, Hendrickson Publishers, 1993. 336 pp. Caird was heavily influenced by the work of Farrer, but emphasized the influence of myth, apocalyptic and the history of the Roman Empire as well. This raises the question: “When… Continue reading Caird, Revelation of St. John

Taushev, Apocalypse

Taushev, Averky. The Apocalypse: In the Teachings of Ancient Christianity. 2nd ed. Translated and edited, with Annotation, an Introduction, and a Life of the Author, by Seraphim Rose. Platina, California: St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, 1995. 306 pp. This commentary, a translation of an Russian original by Seraphim Rose, is based on the commentary by… Continue reading Taushev, Apocalypse

Lichtenberger, Apokalypse

Lichtenberger, Hermann. Die Apokalypse. Theologischer Kommentar zum Neuen Testament, 23. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, Forthcoming (2008). Approximately 400 pp. “Für ein gegenwärtiges Verständnis der Johannesapokalypse gibt der Text selbst die hermeneutischen Vorgaben: Die Herrschaft Gottes und Christi kommt entgegen allem Augenschein und geschichtlicher Erfahrbarkeit; das Potential des Textes und seiner Bilder liegt gerade in ihrer bisherigen Nichterfüllung.… Continue reading Lichtenberger, Apokalypse

Boxall, Revelation

Boxall, Ian. The Revelation of Saint John. Black’s New Testament commentaries, 18. Peabody, Maryland; London; New York: Hendrickson Publishers; Continuum, 2006. xvi + 347 pp. Boxall’s commentary is the replacement for Caird’s. The introduction is short, but Boxall has published a separate volume covering the introductory issues: Boxall, Revelation: Vision and Insight. The publisher’s description… Continue reading Boxall, Revelation

Gregg, Four views

Gregg, Steve. Revelation: Four Views: a Parallel Commentary. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997. xv + 528 pp. Also available electronically from Logos Bible Software. A handy commentary that offers a running comparison of four basic approaches to the interpreation of Revelation: Historicist (church-historical), preterist (contemporary-historical), futurist (prophetic, eschatological, parousian), and spiritual (idealist, symbolic, existential).… Continue reading Gregg, Four views

Hendriksen, More Than Conquerors

Hendriksen, William. More Than Conquerors. 1940. Reprint. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1997. Among the many issues that Hendriksen discusses in his 40+ page introduction, is the composition of Revelation. As regards the relations between the text and what it narrates, Hendriksen argues in favour of the recapitulationist view of the composition of Revelation,… Continue reading Hendriksen, More Than Conquerors