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Reading the book of Revelation: “The Elephant in the Room”

Dwight D. Sheets, an expert in the area of Jewish and early Christian apocalyptic literature, says that the book of Revelation, the Apocalypse, “exhibits a strong sense of imminence” that is often ignored or explained metaphorically. According to Sheets, John … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus Is Lord, Caesar Is Not: Evaluating Empire in NT Studies

Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: IVP Academic (March 28, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0830839917 ISBN-13: 978-0830839919 Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches IVP Academic Amazon.com Many thanks to IVP Academic for this review copy of Jesus Is Lord, Caesar … Continue reading

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Michael Bird on a Roman Official Reading Romans

“Should a Roman official have read Romans, the letter would have appeared to be the ravings of a fanatical Eastern superstition, politically malicious at best and seditious at worst.”  (Jesus Is Lord, Caesar Is Not: Evaluating Empire In NT Studies, … Continue reading

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Anti-Imperial Rhetoric in the New Testament?

Judith A. Diehl, an instructor of New Testament and hermeneutics at Denver Seminary, asks: “Did the historical situation of the early Christians create the necessity of written literary features such as ‘hidden language’ and ‘codified messages’ for the political protection … Continue reading

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