The End: Reading Revelation Theologically

Sunday, February 5, 2017
The Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany
10:00 am - 10:45 am

 

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.

This week the class will look at the seventeenth and eighteenth chapters. With their plagues and torment, beasts, a dragon, and the Whore of Babylon, these are some of the most difficult chapters in the book, pointing to the deep mystery of the relationship between divine love and divine justice. If Jesus lives, John tells us, then Babylon must fall.