Kretschmar, Georg: Die Offenbarung des Johannes: Die Geschichte ihrer Auslegung im 1. Jahrtausend. Calwer Theologische Monographien, B9. Stuttgart: Calwer Verlag, 1985. 164 pp. Kretschmar’s book is not only a presentation of its history of interpretation throughout the first millennium. It also presents the author’s view on introductory matters and its overall interpretation. Contents (apart from […]
Koester, Craig R. “On the Verge of the Millennium: A History of the Interpretation of Revelation.” Word and World 15 (1995): 128-36. In his outline of the history of interpretation, Koester deals with: Ancient interpretation are futuristic or timeless Joachim of Fiore and church renewal Luther as the heir of earlier approaches, and Luther’s own […]
Maier, Gerhard. Die Johannesoffenbarung und die Kirche. (WUNT, 25). Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1981. This book with more than 600 pages is one of the most profound studies of the history of interpretation of Revelation. It thesis is that the chiliastic interpretation is the correct one, and it follows the debate between chiliasts and anti-chiliasts throughout […]
Kovacs, Judith L., and Christopher Rowland. Revelation: The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ. Blackwell Bible commentaries. Malden, Maryland: Blackwell Publishers, 2004. xviii + 315 pp. This volume is recommended! The concept of this commentary recommends itself. Amazon lets you take a look at some pages, including the indices, which reveal the coverage of this volume. The […]
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 […]
Hill, Charles E. Regnum caelorum: Patterns of Future Hope in Early Christianity. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992. xviii + 236 pp. Hill, Charles E. Regnum Caelorum: Patterns of Millennial Thought in Early Christianity. , 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2001. xx + 324 pp. In the first edition of his book, a […]
McGinn, Bernard. The Calabrian Abbot: Joachim of Fiore in the History of Western Thought. New York; London: Macmillan; Collier Macmillan, 1985. xix + 261 pp. A good place to start, as regards Joachim.
Patrides, C. A., and Joseph Wittreich, eds. The Apocalypse in English Renaissance Thought and Literature: Patterns, Antecedents and Repercussions . Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1984. 452 pp.