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Title: The Book of Revelation : its historical backgorund and use of traditional hychological ideas
Author: Court, J. M.
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 1973
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It is important at the beginning of this work to offer some indication of the range of possibilities still open to the interpreter of the Book of Revelation. Some methods of interpretation have a remarkably long history of active use; others have moved in and out of fashion in a way that is not unrelated to the history and internal politics of the Christian Church; others are comparatively modern, being based on the scientific techniques of nineteenth and twentieth century criticism. In presenting a catalogue of possibilities, it is necessary to stress that such methods are not by any means mutually exclusive options. The history of criticism sometimes tends to give this impression, as do the individual proponents of one particular theory, when they advocate it at the expense of another. But the remarkable feature of any survey of recent commentaries, as, for example, the one offered by Andrd Feuillet, is that the comments made, to indicate the characteristics of this or that work, highlight first one aspect and then another of the total story about the Book of Revelation. One writer is interested primarily in its contemporary relevance, another in its literary unity, another in its eschatological themes, another in its historical allusions. But more than one of these emphases could be combined in a more comprehensive study of the Book.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.452349  DOI: Not available
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