Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John Reading Revelation in the Ruins After than a century of debate about the significance of imperial cults for the interpretation of Revelation this is the first study to examine both the archaeological evidence and the Biblical text

  • Title: Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins
  • Author: Steven J. Friesen
  • ISBN: 9780195188219
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • After than a century of debate about the significance of imperial cults for the interpretation of Revelation, this is the first study to examine both the archaeological evidence and the Biblical text in depth Friesen argues that a detailed analysis of imperial cults as they were practiced in the first century CE in the region where John was active allows us to undersAfter than a century of debate about the significance of imperial cults for the interpretation of Revelation, this is the first study to examine both the archaeological evidence and the Biblical text in depth Friesen argues that a detailed analysis of imperial cults as they were practiced in the first century CE in the region where John was active allows us to understand John s criticism of his society s dominant values He demonstrates the importance of imperial cults for society at the time when Revelation was written, and shows the ways in which John refuted imperial cosmology through his use of vision, myth, and eschatological expectation.
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    • Lee Harmon says:

      If you are a serious student of Revelation, this is a book you must read. I don't think there's another book like it yet. That Revelation's warnings often relate directly to the Imperial Cult of the late first century has been understood for a long time, but this book tackles the topic head on, in scholarly fashion. Friesen relates what archaeology has discovered about Caesar worship in Asia Minor, Revelation's target audience. Much can be gathered from the study of coins, temple ruins, and wri [...]

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