By Richard Bauckham
The booklet of Revelation is a piece of profound theology. yet its literary shape makes it impenetrable to many sleek readers and open to every kind of misinterpretations. Richard Bauckham explains how the book's imagery conveyed that means in its unique context and the way the book's theology is inseparable from its literary constitution and composition. Revelation is visible to provide no longer an esoteric and encoded forecast of historic occasions yet quite a theocentric imaginative and prescient of the arriving of God's common state, contextualised within the past due first-century international ruled via Roman strength and beliefs. It calls on Christians to confront the political idolatries of the time and to take part in God's objective of accumulating the entire international locations into his state. as soon as Revelation is correctly grounded in its unique context it truly is obvious to go beyond that context and make contact with the modern church. This examine concludes by means of highlighting Revelation's carrying on with relevance for this day.