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Bibil Identifier bibil:247903
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Christ, Shepherd of the Nations
Title (English, ) The Nations as Narrative Character and Audience in John's Apocalypse
Author Morales, Jon
Series Library of New Testament Studies (Volume: 577)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 61/577
Place 227.9
Publishing house Bloomsbury
Place London et al.
ISBN 978-0-5676-7795-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
191 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Does John's Apocalypse envision destruction or salvation for the nations of the world? Scholarly views on this issue range from extreme (total destruction) to extreme (universal salvation). Jon Morales maintains that the question must be reframed to highlight, not only the destiny of the nations, but also their dilemma within the drama of world history. Using narrative methodology, Morales asks four key questions concerning the nations: What is John's story of the nations? How does he tell this story? What is John's message to the nations? And what is his message to the church concerning the nations?
Literary characters cannot be understood in the abstract, but must be rather discovered sequentially in the development of an entire narrative. The nations in Revelation are no exception. Understanding that previous studies have neglected to situate the nations within Revelation's larger plot, or in interaction with other narrative characters, Morales concludes that John's purpose is to show that the nations belong to God. John achieves his purpose in part by deploying a novel metaphor, virtually unexplored until now – Christ, shepherd of the nations
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Revelation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Shepherd
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Eschatology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Narratology
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