By Gregory Stevenson
An advent to the literary and theological message of Revelation utilizing the subjects of evil and ache as a conceptual organizer, which gives readers a right away connection among this historic textual content and their lives.
Although usually learn as a e-book of esoteric visions concerning the finish of time, the e-book of Revelation is admittedly some of the most appropriate books within the Bible for Christian religion within the twenty-first century. Evil and anguish are an unavoidable section of human event and so they generate a number of questions by way of these looking to be trustworthy in the middle of such reviews. Why do Christians endure? How are we to appreciate God's sovereignty in a global of injustice, violence, and competition? what's the applicable reaction of religion to one of these world?
In ''A Slaughtered Lamb,'' Greg Stevenson argues that the e-book of Revelation addresses such questions and the strain that's created among our religion and our reports of evil and discomfort. revelation is a e-book that reminds us that God is devoted to his construction, that demanding situations us to take in the decision for devoted witness in a opposed international, and that unearths to us that God's fundamental reaction to evil and affliction is to fulfill us within the type of a slaughtered lamb.
Ideal to be used as a school textbook for undergraduate/graduate scholars, as a source for pastors/ministry leaders, and as an creation to revelation for lay persons.
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Additional info for A Slaughtered Lamb: Revelation and the Apocalyptic Response to Evil and Suffering
Jesus is the preeminent faithful witness (Rev. 1:5). The paradox is that his faithful witness both leads to his death and is the source of his victory over death. As such, he provides the model in Revelation for Christian victory—not victory from suffering but through suffering. ” Revelation’s narrative, which encompasses God’s story from creation to new creation, reveals what it means to be a faithful witness after the pattern of Christ’s own witness, whether in the first century or in the twenty-first century.
Com 13 14 15 16 17 18 / 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 To Nicholas, Alexandra, and Isabella, who constantly inspire me. I pray this book will inspire you as you seek to be faithful witnesses. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The writing of a book is a community project and so there are several people I would like to thank for their various contributions. John Barton, Mike Cope, John Mark Hicks, and Rubel Shelly read portions of the manuscript and offered insightful and helpful suggestions. ” I would like to thank Carl Holladay and Luke Johnson for their always helpful advice at various stages of this project.
Although a popular (and not always incorrect) opinion about Christians suggests that they look at the world through rose-colored glasses and so refuse to accept the world as it is, mature Christian faith actually requires an honest appraisal of the world. ”1 Embracing the tension between faith and experience serves a vital corrective function. Experience keeps faith grounded by forcing the Christian to make his or her faith intelligible and functional within the context of real world struggles with evil and suffering.