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Bibil Identifier bibil:213857
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) John’s Apocalypse
Title (English, ) Dynamic Word-Images for a New World
Author Rosell, Sergio
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 67, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-5 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The aim of the article is to investigate the function of the symbols and images in the Apocalypse of John. Its aim is to focus on the ‘mental scenarios’ readers are bringing to the text, rather than on John’s supposed lack of ability to convey his message. The article discusses both the symbolic or iconographic and the evocative power within the historical situation which the author of the Apocalypse addresses. The article’s intention is to show how John reveals an alternative way of understanding history through the use of his particular imagery, aided by film theory tools and based on previous work that had perceived the Apocalypse’s ‘theatrical’ nature, in order to discover John’s use of images, their function and the new world he aims to portray.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v67i1.832
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Revelation
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Image
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Symbol
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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