Silence and Praise

Rhetorical Cosmology and Political Theology in the Book of Revelation

Ryan Leif Hansen (Redaktør)

Cosmology is a central focus in John's Apocalypse, Ryan Leif Hansen argues, but not in the sense that John envisions a stable cosmos. Rather, John employs cosmological themes for persuasive purposes that include a critique of Roman imperial cultic discourse. Les mer
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Cosmology is a central focus in John's Apocalypse, Ryan Leif Hansen argues, but not in the sense that John envisions a stable cosmos. Rather, John employs cosmological themes for persuasive purposes that include a critique of Roman imperial cultic discourse. Hansen's argument requires a discussion of the apocalyptic genre and rhetoric, the ways in which apocalyptic literature makes meaning especially through the construction of symbolic worlds, and then a comparison of this means with cosmological themes in which eternal Rome lies at the center of the cosmos. John seeks to persuade his hearers that the world, as governed and sustained by Caesar and the Roman gods and perpetuated through the Roman cult and economy, is a false order, passing away in order that God's new creation, narrated by truthful worship and costly witness to the Lamb, can emerge as gift. The book concludes with suggestions for fruitful conversation with recent work in apocalyptic theology.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction; 1. The Apocalyptic Technique: How John's Apocalypse Makes Meaning; 2. The War of Worldcraft: John's Cosmic Rhetoric against Roman Imperial Cult Discourse; 3. The Three Cycles of Seven as Object of Interpretation; 4. Silence: The Prayerful Endurance and Non-Participation of the Saints; 5. Praise: Narrating the Emergence of God's Reign and the New Creation; 6. Silence and Praise: Economic Non-Participation and Narrating the New Creation; 7. Toward an Apocalyptic Political Theology.

Om forfatteren

Ryan Leif Hansen received a Ph.D. in New Testament from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He teaches at Garrett-Evangelical and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene in Chicago.