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The Apocalypse controversies and meaning in Western history.



Year/Format: 2011, DVD , 4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) :
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Summary/Review: This guide to the historical and intellectual background of the John of Patmos' Apocalypse includes a close reading of the text, focusing on the meani more...
Summary/Review: This guide to the historical and intellectual background of the John of Patmos' Apocalypse includes a close reading of the text, focusing on the meaning of its images and details the wide-ranging impact of the book on Christian and Western history. Dr. Koester examines its meaning in John's day and how it continues to be meaningful to contemporary readers, for some as a book of predictions and others as a work of literature, while it remains for most who read it a message of hope.
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Publication information: Chantilly, Va : Teaching Co., c2011.
ISBN: 1598038028
ISBN: 9781598038026
UPC: 9781598038026
Language: English
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Record ID: 2857306
Format: DVD
Date acquired: Not available
Series statement: Great courses. Religion & theology
Series title: Great courses (DVD)
General note: "Course no. 6433."
General note: 24 lectures (30 min. each).
General note: Each accompanying course guidebook includes a glossary, biographical notes, and a bibliography.
General note: Title from disc label.
Contents note: Disc 1. Lessons 1-6. Revelation and the apocalyptic tradition -- Apocalyptic worldview in Judaism -- Apocalyptic dimension of early Christianity -- Origins of the book of Revelation -- Issues facing Revelation's first readers -- God, the Lamb, and the seven seals -- Disc 2. Lessons 7-12. Seven trumpets, temple, and celebration -- The dragon and the problem of evil -- The beasts and evil in the political sphere -- The harlot and the imperial economy -- The battle, the kingdom, and last judgment -- New creation and new Jerusalem -- Disc 3. Lessons 13-18. Antichrist and the millennium -- Revelation's place in the Christian Bible -- The Apocalypse and spiritual life -- The key to the meaning of history -- Apocalyptic fervor in the late Middle Ages -- Luther, radicals, and Roman Catholics -- disc 4. Lessons 19-24. Revelation takes musical form -- Revelation in African American culture -- The Apocalypse and social progress -- Awaiting the end in 1844 and beyond -- Rapture, tribulation, and Armageddon -- The modern apocalyptic renaissance.
Credits: Teaching Company.
Performers: Lectures by Craig R. Koester, Luther Seminary.
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