Brown, Introduction to the NT

Brown, R. E. An Introduction to the New Testament. The Anchor Bible Reference Literature. New York: Doubleday, 1997. The late Professor Brown’s introduction, about 45 pages long, is well-written. “Rev is widely popular for the wrong reasons,” Brown states and gives some examples. As usual, Brown’s results are summarised in a box: “Summary of Basic… Continue reading Brown, Introduction to the NT

Tóth, Der himmlische Kult

Tóth, Franz. Der himmlische Kult: Wirklichkeitskonstruktion und Sinnbildung in der Johannesoffenbarung. Arbeiten zur Bibel und ihrer Geschichte, 22. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2006. xii + 613 pp. A rough translation of the publisher’s information: “The readers of Revelation are invited to submerge themselves into a textual world. In this world a cultic event is happening in… Continue reading Tóth, Der himmlische Kult

Seel, Theology of Music for Worship

Seel, Thomas Allen. A Theology of Music for Worship Derived From the Book of Revelation. Studies in liturgical musicology, 3. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1995. xi + 209 pp. ISBN: 0810829894. $30.00 / £38.00 / €59.85. Revised edition of Seel’s thesis. Includes bibliography (pp. 193-206) and index. The publisher describes the book as follows:… Continue reading Seel, Theology of Music for Worship

Barr (ed.), Reality of Apocalypse

Barr, David Lawrence (ed.) The Reality of Apocalypse: Rhetoric and Politics in the Book of Revelation. Society of Biblical Literature symposium series, 39. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2006. ix + 306 pp. RRP £19.22 Barr, who headed the Seminar on the Apocalypse: The Intersection of Literary and Social Methos, has selected a number of essays to… Continue reading Barr (ed.), Reality of Apocalypse