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Revelation and the End of All Things
Craig R. Koester
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Revelation and the End of All Things is a highly readable guide to Revelation that engages the questions people more often ask about this difficult book in the Bible. Craig Koester ably takes readers through the entire book of Revelation, drawing on the best of recent scholarship while also giving attention to questions arising from events like the siege at Waco, the phenomenal sales of books in the Left Behind series, and the use of Revelation in hymnody and art.
While many of the questions that people ask about Revelation are sparked by sensationalistic interpretations of the book, these questions also point to major issues concerning our understanding of God and the future, death and life, judgment and hope. Rather than simply dismissing popular interpretations of Revelation, Koester first considers how these approaches work and why they are problematic. The rest of the book looks carefully at each section of Revelation, keeping the situations of first-century and twenty-first-century readers in mind. Koester's exceptional grasp of Revelation's history, text, and purpose allows him to present the message of Revelation in a way that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to modern readers.
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About the Author
Craig R. Koester is Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. His other books include Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel, The Dwelling of God, A Beginner's Guide to Reading the Bible, and the new Anchor Bible commentary on Hebrews.
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