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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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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2010 for the course NES 2326 taught by Professor Haines-eitzen during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '10