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Unformatted text preview: ‘popular’? o Canonical questions: how canon was decided • Reading it for history? As history? Socio-historically? o Ask “what kind of a socio-historical context might have generated such a text:? What kind of an author would have written it? To what kind of an audience would it have appealed to? Why? o Here we need to come back to the apocalyptic imagination From what kind of a context does apocalyptic emerge? Why use symbolism? Why the violent imagery? What the dualistic tendencies? Apocalypticism as a message of hope in a time of crisis (persecution, exile, oppression) • Passages: o Rev 13: The beast rising out of the sea o Rev 13:18 the number of the beast o Rev 17: Whore of Babylon o Rev 20:11-15: Final Judgement...
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- Spring '10
- Number of the Beast, Seven Churches, intensely visual language