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The ethos of the Book of Revelation

J A du Rand, Y M Song

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 24, No 2 (2003), 374-395. doi: 10.4102/ve.v24i2.332

Submitted: 22 October 2003
Published:  17 November 2003

Abstract

Recently,† scholars consensus concerning the biblical hermeneutics seems to have become a holistic and integrated perception. Therefore, for the sake of probing the well-balanced and controlled ethos of Revelation, the argument here is that several pertinent methods should be used in an interactive fashion and with a view to achieving the desired result. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to investigate the† ethos† of† the† Book of Revelation based on integrated interpretation of the literary, the historical, and the theological. The ethos of Revelation distinguished through this study is that of the eschatological coming of the Kingdom of God which can be accomplished by identifying Christians identity (as kings, prophets and priests) with Christ. The Christ event is the ground of the eschatological hope for Johnís audiences who live in the New Covenant.

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J A du Rand, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
Y M Song, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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