Apocalyptic Ecology: The Book of Revelation, the Earth, and the Future
Kiel, Micah D.
Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017 pp. xxvii + 160. $24.95
Description: The author of the book of Revelation struggled, as we do today, to live out a Christian faith in the context of an empire that trampled and destroyed the earth and its creatures. In this book, Micah D. Kiel will look at how and why Revelation was written, along with how it has been interpreted across the centuries, to come to an understanding of its potential contribution to a modern environmental ethic. While the book of Revelation is replete with images of destruction of the earth, Kiel shows readers, through Revelation’s ancient context, a message of hope that calls for the care of and respect for the environment.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Revelation, Literature, Methods, Other Methods
Review by Héctor Martín
Citation: Héctor Martín, review of Micah D. Kiel, Apocalyptic Ecology: The Book of Revelation, the Earth, and the Future, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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