The book of Revelation is an unveiling, a vivid disclosure of invisible realities. Yet its bizarre imagery often leaves us puzzled.
Dennis E. Johnson deftly guides us through questions about how to interpret Revelation, what it meant to its original audience, and how it equips us today. He explains that Revelation fortifies the church against the Enemy's wiles by disclosing the profound paradoxes of Christ's victory and glory. The central themes of Revelation converge with Christ's triumph over the Enemy.
Table of Contents:
Appendix A: A Concise Overview of the Book of Revelation
Appendix B: Schools of Interpretation
Dennis E. Johnson (ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of practical theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and a contributor to numerous books and theological journals.
"Sophisticated but readable, methodically astute but eminently practical. This patient and sane book is an excellent guide for readers who find Revelation attractive but frightening, and for teachers who wish to share its treasures with their people." — Dan Doriani
"The strength of this work is the way it takes some of the best material on the interpretation of apocalyptic generally, and Revelation in particular, and presents it in a palatable, readable form. Johnson knows how to write, and his text is infused with a rare sanity—rare, that is, amongst those who write at a reasonably popular level on the book of Revelation." — D. A. Carson