Saving God's Reputation: The Theological Function of Pistis Iesou in the Cosmic Narratives of Revelation (The Library of New Testament Studies)
Sigve K Tonstad (Author)
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Scholars generally see the aspiration of the Roman Empire and the imperial cult in Asia Minor as the great villain in "Revelation", treating the depiction of a cosmic conflict in the book mostly as metaphors that hold little or no explanatory power in the story. This book pursues the conviction that the cosmic conflict imagery is the primary and controlling element in the account. Such a reading puts the war-in-heaven theme in the foreground and calls on interpreters to pay more attention to the heavenly being whose attempt to subvert the truth about the divine government is the unremitting concern in "Revelation". This book redresses the distortion that results from leaving the larger conflict theme underexposed. Having first developed the story line, it aims is to show that the phrase 'Pistis Iesou' in "Revelation" is best understood when "Revelation" is read as a theodicy of God's handling of the reality of evil.
About the Author
Sigve K. Tonstad, MD, M.A. (Loma Linda University, USA) has a Ph.D from the University of St. Andrews, UK. He is in consideration for the deanship of the School of Religion, La Sierra University, California, USA.
- Contributor: Sigve K Tonstad
- Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
- ISBN13: 9780567044945
- Number of Pages: 250
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234mm
- Packaged Weight: 530
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Release Date: 2006-11-20
- Series: The Library of New Testament Studies
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Sigve K. Tonstad, MD, M.A. (Loma Linda University, USA) has a Ph.D from the University of St. Andrews, UK. He is in consideration for the deanship of the School of Religion, La Sierra University, California, USA.