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Conversations with Scripture: Revelation

In Conversations with Scripture: Revelation, SMU theologian Fred Schmidt explores the approaches that have dominated the interpretation of John's Apocalypse and offers the reader an accessible means of understanding and evaluating them. 

Roadmap, myth, or history? The Book of Revelation draws readers and repels them, offering some hope and instilling fear in others. In this volume from a series by the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars,

Schmidt, also the series editor, explores the various approaches that have dominated the interpretation of Johnís Apocalypse and offers the reader a means of understanding and evaluating them. Schmidt also explores how Revelation can shape our understanding of God and nurture our spiritual lives in unexpected ways.

Schmidt, who teaches a class on "Leaving Behind the Left-Behind," offers instead an approach that allows this obscure, almost opaque text to speak to us anew about God, faith, hope, and justice.

Books in this series are written in accessible language, sensitive to the needs of people who have little or no experience in reading the Bible. Each book focuses on exploring the historical and critical background, as well as how the biblical texts written centuries ago can still speak to readers today.