Details for Revelation
Understanding the Book of Revelation is kind of like scaling Mount Everest: if you don’t have the right equipment for the task, then the climb can very quickly become perilous. There is no doubt that Revelation is one of the most puzzling books of the Bible, with many Christians either simply ignoring it altogether or framing their entire outlook on life with misunderstandings of this seemingly incomprehensible text. We offer the student the chance to equip themselves with the right tools for the task of interpreting the Apocalypse, providing the opportunity for the student to discover that, while the book wasn’t written directly to us, it still has a very important message for us. Indeed, when it is reached, the view from the summit is breathtaking.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: BIB355
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Revelation is part of the subject area Biblical Studies and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This unit provides an investigation of the Book of Revelation, including critical issues, interaction with contemporary interpretations and a chapter-by-chapter exegetical study, providing a balanced assessment and appreciation of the book.
- Dramatic Reading
- Author, Date, Canonicity, Historical setting
- Traditional interpretative approaches
- Literary background and Genre
- Purpose, Rhetoric, Structure and Plot
- Use of the OT
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, guided discussion, guided exegesis, web based/electronic interaction
Major Essay (50%, 2500 words); Forum Postings (20%, 2500 words); Exam (30%)
Bauckham, R. The Theology of the Book of Revelation (New Testament Theology). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
- Aune, D.E. Revelation 1-5. WBC52A. Waco: Word, 1997.
- Bauckham, R. The Climax of Prophecy: Studies on the Book of Revelation. Edinburgh: T and T Clark, 1993.
- Bauckham, R. The Theology of the Book of Revelation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
- Beale, G.K. John’s Use of the Old Testament in Revelation. JSNTSS. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.
- Boring, M.E. Revelation. Interpretation. Louisville: John Knox Press, 1989.
- Fiorenza, E. S. The Book of Revelation: Justice and Judgment. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998.
- Gregg, S. Revelation: Four Views- a Parallel Commentary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1997.
- Koester, C. R.Revelation and the End of All Things. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.
- Malina, B.J. and Pilch, J.J. Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Revelation. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000.
- Murphy, F.J. Fallen is Babylon: The Revelation to John. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1998.