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The Resource The Book of Revelation : a biography, Timothy Beal

The Book of Revelation : a biography, Timothy Beal

Label
The Book of Revelation : a biography
Title
The Book of Revelation
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Beal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few biblical books have been as revered and reviled as Revelation. Many hail it as the pinnacle of prophetic vision, the cornerstone of the biblical canon, and, for those with eyes to see, the key to understanding the past, present, and future. Others denounce it as the work of a disturbed individual whose horrific dreams of inhumane violence should never have been allowed into the Bible. Timothy Beal provides a concise cultural history of Revelation and the apocalyptic imaginations it has fueled. Taking readers from the book's composition amid the Christian persecutions of first-century Rome to its enduring influence today in popular culture, media, and visual art, Beal explores the often wildly contradictory lives of this sometimes horrifying, sometimes inspiring biblical vision. He shows how such figures as Augustine and Hildegard of Bingen made Revelation central to their own mystical worldviews, and how, thanks to the vivid works of art it inspired, the book remained popular even as it was denounced by later church leaders such as Martin Luther. Attributed to a mysterious prophet identified only as John, Revelation speaks with a voice unlike any other in the Bible. Beal demonstrates how the book is a multimedia constellation of stories and images that mutate and evolve as they take hold in new contexts, and how Revelation is reinvented in the hearts and minds of each new generation. This succinct book traces how Revelation continues to inspire new diagrams of history, new fantasies of rapture, and new nightmares of being left behind
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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1963-
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Beal, Timothy K.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lives of great religious books
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  • Eschatology
  • Eschatology
  • 11.46 study and interpretation of the New Testament
Label
The Book of Revelation : a biography, Timothy Beal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Left behind, again: the rise and fall of evangelical rapture horror culture
  • Post script: Revelation becomes us
  • Introduction
  • Pale Rider: obscure origins
  • Apocalypse not now: Augustine's tale of two cities
  • Cry out and write: Hildegard's Apocalypse
  • Mind's eye: Joachim in the forests of history
  • September's testament: Luther's Bible vs. Cranach's Revelation
  • New world of gods and monsters: othering other religions
  • Heaven in a garage: James Hampton's throne room
Control code
1054396736
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780691145839
Lccn
2018945516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 505
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1054396736
Label
The Book of Revelation : a biography, Timothy Beal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Left behind, again: the rise and fall of evangelical rapture horror culture
  • Post script: Revelation becomes us
  • Introduction
  • Pale Rider: obscure origins
  • Apocalypse not now: Augustine's tale of two cities
  • Cry out and write: Hildegard's Apocalypse
  • Mind's eye: Joachim in the forests of history
  • September's testament: Luther's Bible vs. Cranach's Revelation
  • New world of gods and monsters: othering other religions
  • Heaven in a garage: James Hampton's throne room
Control code
1054396736
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780691145839
Lccn
2018945516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 505
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1054396736

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