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Bibil Identifier bibil:239786
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Silence and Praise
Title (English, ) Rhetorical Cosmology and Political Theology in the Book of Revelation
Author Hansen, Ryan Leif
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 21176
Place 227.9.08
Publishing house Fortress Press
Place Minneapolis
ISBN 978-1-4514-7011-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages vii Pages
184 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Cosmology is a central focus in John’s Apocalypse, Ryan Leif Hansen argues, but not in the sense that John envisions a stable cosmos. Rather, John employs cosmological themes for persuasive purposes that include a critique of Roman imperial cultic discourse. Hansen’s argument requires a discussion of the apocalyptic genre and rhetoric, the ways in which apocalyptic literature makes meaning especially through the construction of symbolic worlds, and then a comparison of this means with cosmological themes in which eternal Rome lies at the center of the cosmos.
John seeks to persuade his hearers that the world, as governed and sustained by Caesar and the Roman gods and perpetuated through the Roman cult and economy, is a false order, passing away in order that God’s new creation, narrated by truthful worship and costly witness to the Lamb, can emerge as gift. The book concludes with suggestions for fruitful conversation with recent work in apocalyptic theology.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Revelation
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Silence
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Praise
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : World View / Cosmology
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : New Creation
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Rhetorical Question
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Asia Minor (Hittites, Hurrians) : Asia Minor (in general) : History and Civilization : Roman Period
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Cult of the Emperor
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