The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy (Revelation 1:3).
The Revelation of Saint John the Divine is one of the most peculiar and controversial books of the Bible. Also called by its anglicized Greek name, the Apocalypse, the book’s imagery, language, and claims about heaven, earth, and the relationship between them, have captivated Christians for millennia. This class will look closely at the book, guided by several recent Anglican commentaries.
‚ÄúMy wrestling with the Apocalypse has convinced me of this: it is the one great poem which the first Christian age produced, it is a single and living unity from end to end, and it contains a whole world of spiritual imagery to be entered into and possessed.‚Äù ‚Äì Austin Farrer (Oxford, 1948)