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Revelation in This World

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780195131536
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834198 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195131533.003.0014
 Revelation in This World

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Concludes with an interpretation of Revelation. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza summarized how confessing communities tend to interpret Revelation. David Barr and Catherine Keller have suggested the significance of Revelation for western society in general. Friesen argues that Revelation is best understood as a form of religious criticism from within the western tradition, which provides a critique of the western tradition. Revelation opposed imperialism, and provides a challenge to the modern West's understandings of humanity, society, and rationality.

Keywords: David Barr; criticism; Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza; imperialism; Catherine Keller; religious

Chapter.  3812 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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