Who Rides the Beast?: Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse

Hardcover | May 15, 2001

byPaul B. Duff

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The Book of Revelation presents the reader with a frightening narrative world in which the people of God are tormented, threatened, and sometimes killed by various agents of Satan. Scholars have traditionally thought that it was written in order to encourage believers to stand fast in the faceof the Roman persecution of the early Church. More recently, however, it has been argued that no such crisis existed at the time the book was written. Here Paul Duff offers a different viewpoint on the origin of the Book of Revelation, resulting in a work which substantially advances theimplication of the current consensus and sheds new light on this influential yet enigmatic text.

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The Book of Revelation presents the reader with a frightening narrative world in which the people of God are tormented, threatened, and sometimes killed by various agents of Satan. Scholars have traditionally thought that it was written in order to encourage believers to stand fast in the faceof the Roman persecution of the early Churc...

Paul B. Duff is at George Washington University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:May 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019513835X

ISBN - 13:9780195138351

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"This book is a substantial contribution to scholarship on Revelation. It is elegant in that it manages to do much in little space. Its methodology and arguments are powerful, since they bring together considerations of history, culture, conflict theory, literature, and rhetoric. The resultis compelling and a pleasure to read."--The Journal of Religion."