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Das Gottesbild in der Offenbarung des Johannes
Stowasser, Martin, editor

TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015 pp. viii + 256. Ä79.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 2/397


Description: The Book of Revelation presents a manifold and very complex picture of God. The approaches used to illustrate this in the current volume of collected essays range from the history of religion to theology. The authors consider the perspective of intertextuality with the Old Testament, as well as elements received from contemporary Greco-Roman culture that shape the image of God. They also highlight the elements of political and social critique it is associated with in Revelation. The issue of monotheism is taken up when the question of a functional or essential dimension of the image of Christ and the transfer of divine epitheta to the Lamb are discussed. Finally common features and differences with the Gospel of John when speaking of God are addressed as well as the reception of God's portrait in the Book of Revelation in modern literature.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Revelation, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Religions, Theological Approaches

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Review by Nils Neumann
Published 1/12/2017
Citation: Nils Neumann, review of Martin Stowasser, ed., Das Gottesbild in der Offenbarung des Johannes, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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