References specializing in relationship interpretation
- Greetings all,
I'm new to this board and very impressed with its high standards and
quality of information. Nice to see this.
I'm interested in finding commentaries, papers, and related works
which specialize in a relationship-theology perspective of the book
of Revelation. By relationship-theology, I mean a perspective of
which the primary focus of the work (after all is said and done)
addresses this question: what does the book of revelation ultimately
have to say about relationship between God and mankind? In other
words, after considering the Greek behind the text, cultural
research, and any other pertinent area of scholarship, the
hermeneutic I believe most intimately accurate and rewarding is the
focalization focalization of the various ways the text calls for and
offers restoration of relationship between God and man.
As a brief example, consider chapter 12. It's immediate context and
frame of reference is 11:15-19, particulary verse 19--the visibility
of the Ark of God seen in the temple of God. This is intimate, and
it speaks of relationship, particulary in regard to the contents of
chapter 12; the visibility of the Ark--Christ, Himself, the Ark of
God--calls into remembrance the very work of the Christ: the Man
Child's accomplishment and God's care for Israel who bore the Christ,
and that God has never forgotten His love and promises to Israel and
will avenge her.
I believe the entire book is rich with this kind of intimacy, and I'd
like to read the works of those who have followed in this vein.
Keith R. Starkey
- Greetings, Keith! Welcome to the list and thanks for your message.
Two sources that have helped me a lot, somewhat in the line you mention
though not in any technical sense, are:
1) Hough, special supplement in Interreters' Bible Commentary (at end, after
the normal exegesis & homiletics)
2) Eugene Peterson REVERSED THUNDER (Harper 1988)
I'd be interested to know more about you, where you live, what interesting
heresies you have to share, etc. As for me, I'm a professor in the
University of Costa Rica and beginning the third volume of a commentary on
Rev in Spanish
best to you
Juan (Costa Rica)
Sounds like a neat idea. I wish you the best and would like to know how it all turns out.
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