Bauckham, Climax of Prophecy

Bauckham, Richard: The Climax of Prophecy. Studies on the Book of Revelation. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1993. xviii + 550 pp. This book is closely connected with Bauckham’s Theology and sometimes provides the arguments or more detailed arguments to the views in The Theology, sometimes extends or develops arguments in depth. Bauckham knows other… Continue reading Bauckham, Climax of Prophecy

Witulski, Johannesoffenbarung und Kaiser Hadrian

Witulski, Thomas. Die Johannesoffenbarung und Kaiser Hadrian: Studien zur Datierung der neutestamentlichen Apokalpyse. Forschung zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments, vol. 221. Göttingen: Vandehoeck und Ruprecht, 2007. 415 pp. €84.00 This volume – part of his Habilitationsschrift! – argues that Revelation was written very late, around 132 AD. Witulski argues that Rev… Continue reading Witulski, Johannesoffenbarung und Kaiser Hadrian

Sordi, Christians and the Roman Empire

Sordi, Marta. The Christians and the Roman Empire. London; London: University of Oklahoma Press, 1986. Sordi has treated the topic of relationship between the Roman Empire and the Christians earlier (Il christianesimo e Roma (1965) and this is her second book on this theme. Her view has not changed, but this book treats the questions… Continue reading Sordi, Christians and the Roman Empire

Adamsen on Garrow (review)

Revelation Reviews ISSN 1397-2936.Volume 2.001. Jan 1998 (Publication date: 15 Jan 1998) Alan J.P. Garrow: Revelation . New Testament Readings. London and New York: Routledge, 1997. Pp. 140. ISBN: 0-415-14641-0. This book is part of the New Testament Readings series which is “designed as a group of individual interpretations or ‘readings’ of the text, offering… Continue reading Adamsen on Garrow (review)

Keresztes, Imperial Rome

Keresztes, P.: Imperial Rome and the Christians. Vol. 1. From Herod the Great to about 200 A.D. Lanham, MD./New York/London, 1989. Keresztes focuses on Roman government and law. Chapter 2: “Paul, the Acts and Imperial Rome” (pp. 45-66), chapter 3: “The Profession of Christianity Made Criminal” (pp. 67-82) and chapter 4: “The Terror of Domitian”… Continue reading Keresztes, Imperial Rome

Thompson, Book of Revelation (monograph)

Thompson, Leonard L. The Book of Revelation: Apocalypse and Empire. 1990; reprint, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. In my opinion, Thompson’s study is one of the most important studies on Revelation written in the last decade. Thompson argues strongly that the traditional pejorative view on Domitian is due not to balanced arguments in modern… Continue reading Thompson, Book of Revelation (monograph)