A Pentecostal Commentary on Revelation

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Feb 15, 2021 - Religion - 426 pages
This new commentary approaches Revelation from a Pentecostal perspective, but you may be surprised at what this does and doesn’t mean in this case. This is a serious commentary based on the Greek text and includes discussion of all the standard topics (authorship, date, audience, etc.). It gives interpretive priority to the original context and audience while also discussing application today. Newton eschews all populist interpretations of Revelation and questions many assumptions built on futurist or historicist readings, but includes a survey of recent scholarly Pentecostal work on Revelation and an extended discussion of what an authentic Pentecostal reading of Revelation might look like. The commentary highlights features of Revelation that Pentecostals often look for, such as its pneumatology, but also draws attention to features that Pentecostal readers should take more seriously than they often do, such as its missional focus, the narrative flow, intertextual references, and the focus on atonement. This makes it a more optimistic commentary than many available. The commentary interacts in depth with five leading commentaries over the past twenty-five years as well as over two hundred other books and articles, including the oldest existing commentary on Revelation.
 

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Contents

Revelation Chapter 1
57
Revelation Chapters 23
76
Revelation Chapter 4
119
Revelation Chapter 6
140
Revelation Chapter 7
157
Revelation Chapter 8
171
Revelation Chapter 10
192
Revelation Chapter 12
218
Revelation Chapter 15
270
Revelation Chapter 17
289
Revelation Chapter 18
304
Revelation Chapter 19
320
Revelation Chapter 20
339
Revelation Chapter 21
354
Revelation Chapter 22
373
Bibliography
397

Revelation Chapter 13
236
Revelation Chapter 14
256

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Jon K. Newton is Associate Professor of New Testament at Alphacrucis College, Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Revelation Reclaimed (2009) andThe Revelation Worldview (2015) as well as many scholarly articles related to Revelation. He has served as a school principal, missionary, pastor, and lecturer. He and his wife live in Kilmore, in regional Victoria. When not working on biblical and theological research, he enjoys classical music, coffee, walking, and rugby.

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