n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - Canonical interpretation of the Book of Revelation in the light of reformed intertextual perspective

Volume 89, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1018-9556



Recent scholarly interpretations of the book of Revelation mainly focus on the socio-historical and literary exegesis. Canonical interpretation aims to emphasise the theological flow in the unfolding of the plot in the narrative according to Revelation. According to a historical survey of the interpretation of the book of Revelation the turning point came in the middle of the 19th century with Freidrich Lücke who regarded Revelation as an apocalypse. From then on the four established theories of interpretation have been the preterist, futurist, idealist and historicist views. Primarily the theological plot of Revelation is to be interpreted theocentrically to come to its theologically evocative power. In such a way the theological message of Revelation functions as a manifesto of Christian hope to recent believers.

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