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Bibil Identifier bibil:239491
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Revelation's Hymns
Title (English, ) Commentary on the Cosmic Conflict
Author Grabiner, Steven
Series Library of New Testament Studies (Volume: 511)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 61/511
Place 227.9.08
Publishing house Bloomsbury
Place London et al.
ISBN 978-0-567-65676-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
254 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Revelation's Hymns examines the hymnic pericopes in Revelation in light of the cosmic conflict theme. It considers this theme as integral to the development of Revelation's plot. Recognizing that critical studies give interpretative primacy to the political realities that existed at the time of Revelation's composition, Grabiner responds to the need for an examination of the storyline from the perspective of issues that are of narrative importance.
Grabiner argues that the cosmic conflict is at the centre of the book's concerns, and attempts to determine the function of the hymns with respect to this. Previous examinations of the hymns have considered them as a response and/or parody to Roman liturgy, examples of God's unquestioned sovereignty, or expressions of thematic overtones found throughout the book. While these approaches make a contribution to a greater understanding of the hymns, the relation to the ever-present conflict theme has not been explored. This study allows the hymnic sections to engage with the larger narrative issue as to who is truly the rightful sovereign of the universe.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Revelation
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Hymn
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Theodicy
Pericopes Revelation 7,9-7,12
Revelation 11,15-11,18
Revelation 12,10-12,12
Revelation 15,3-15,4
Revelation 19,1-19,8
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