What Does Revelation Reveal?

Date(s) - 04/18/2015
9:00 am - 1:45 pm

First Christian Church Houston


What Does Revelation Reveal?
April 18, 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
First Christian Church, Houston

The book of Revelation has long been a controversial one. Some obsess over it. Some are fearful of it. Some use it to threaten people. Some wish it left behind. How might we read it? Is its language literal or figurative? Does it predict the future or pronounce for the present? Is it a timetable for the end of the world or an analysis of contemporary culture? Is it doom and gloom judgment or transforming grace and certain hope? Is it completely obscure or a word of revelation? What might it reveal? This seminar will engage some of the troubling but important issues Revelation raises, such as the violence of Revelation’s imaginary world, notions of judgment, the nature of religious language, debates over cultural participation and accommodation in a world of empire and John’s advocacy of cultural distance, and the universal extent of God’s gracious purposes.
CarterWarren Carter, Professor of New Testament, Brite Divinity School

Warren Carter is Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School at TCU in Fort Worth. He came to Brite in 2007 after teaching for 17 years at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. His scholarly work has focused on the gospels of Matthew and John, and he has focused on the issue of the ways in which early Christians negotiated the Roman empire. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, he is the author of eleven books including Matthew and the Margins (2000), Matthew and Empire (2001), The Roman Empire and the New Testament (2006), John and Empire (2008), What Does Revelation Reveal? (2011), Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World (2013), and The New Testament: Methods and Meaning (2013) with Amy-Jill Levine). He has also contributed to numerous church resources and publications such as contributing 15 studies on Matthew in The Pastors Bible Study Vol 1 (Abingdon). He is a frequent speaker at scholarly and ecclesial conferences.

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