Apocalypse Against Empire: The Book of Revelation BIB525

Instructor: Apocalypse Against Empire: The Book of Revelation BIB525

This course explores the theology of the Book of Revelation within the historical context of the Roman imperial order. Special attention will be given to Revelation’s theologies of resistance and discursive strategies for negotiating and resisting Roman imperial domination, hegemony, and idolatry. The literary and material cultures of the Greco-Roman world will serve as important conversation partners as we animate John’s invitation to follow the slain lamb into God’s new just world. The course will also consider themes of worship, allegiance, power, violence, and mission within the social setting of earliest Christianity and for the life of the church today. (MDiv 1, 2, 5; MACF 1, 2)

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