The Apocalyptic Literature: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series
by Stephen L. Cook
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Description of The Apocalyptic Literature: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series by Stephen L. Cook
Biblical texts create worlds of meaning and invite readers to enter them.
When readers enter such textual worlds, which are strange and complex, they are
confronted with theological claims. With this in mind, the purpose of the IBT series
is to help serious readers in their experience of reading and interpreting by
providing guides for their journeys into textual worlds. The focus of the series is
not so much on the world behind the text as on the worlds created by the texts in
their engagement with readers.
Nowhere is the world of the
biblical text stranger than in the apocalyptic literature of both the Old and New
Testaments. In this volume, Stephen Cook makes the puzzling visions and symbols of
the biblical apocalyptic literature intelligible to modern readers. He begins with
definitions of apocalypticism and apocalyptic literature and introduces the various
scholarly approaches to and issues for our understanding of the text. Cook
introduces the reader to the social and historical worlds of the apocalyptic groups
that gave rise to such literature and leads the reader into a better appreciation
and understanding of the theological import of biblical apocalyptic literature.
In the second major section of the book, Cook guides the reader
through specific examples of the Bible's apocalyptic literature. He addresses both
the best-known examples (the biblical books of Daniel and Revelation) and other
important but lesser known examples (Zechariah and some words of Jesus and Paul).
|Product:|| The Apocalyptic Literature: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series|
|Author:|| Stephen L. Cook|
|Edition Number:|| 0|
|Binding Type:|| Encrypted ePub|
|Media Type:|| eBook|
|Publisher:|| Abingdon Press|
|Publication Date:|| September 2011|
|Street Date:|| 9/1/2011|
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