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The Alter-Imperial Paradigm: Empire Studies and the Book of Revelation
Wood, Shane J.

Leiden: Brill, 2016 pp. xiii + 300. $155.87

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Biblical Interpretation, 140

Description: In The Alter-Imperial Paradigm Shane J. Wood examines the socio-historical context of Revelation from an imperial subject's perspective to offer intriguing new insights on the text of Revelation (esp. 20:1-10) with significant implications for Empire Studies throughout the New Testament.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Revelation, Literature, Methods, Other Methods

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Review by Joshua J. Coutts
Published 5/30/2019
Citation: Joshua J. Coutts, review of Shane J. Wood, The Alter-Imperial Paradigm: Empire Studies and the Book of Revelation, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2019).

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