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Review: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

User Review  - John Lucy - Goodreads

While I don't always agree with Pagels' methods (as evidenced in the footnotes... but most readers won't care about footnotes, so it's all good?), this book is fascinating, learned, and well-argued ... Read full review

Review: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

User Review  - Michael Dearman - Goodreads

I spent a portion of a seminar on the Book of Revelation reading Pagels' book alongside other commentaries and articles from historical-critical scholars of Revelation. In comparison to the other ... Read full review

Review: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

User Review  - Marian - Goodreads

I found this book while rambling through the library. This is one reason why i hope that bookstores and libraries never go away. The discovery process is nothing like what's possible on an online ... Read full review

Review: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

User Review  - Daniel Kukwa - Goodreads

A fascinating look at a subject that gets a great deal of fantastical press, but not enough sedate academic/historical analysis. I enjoyed what I read, but it fails to reach ultimate greatness for two ... Read full review

Review: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

User Review  - Alex Kartelias - Goodreads

A really fascinating read. Pagels shows how any text can be taken out of context to be used for any means and how it's usage can be legitimized literally because of people's ignorance of it's original ... Read full review

Review: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

User Review  - Rosemary Mont - Goodreads

Interesting book, a bit on the brief side for such a complicated topic. I would have liked to know how other modern scholars interpret Revelations. I find that the tone is so matter-of-fact, that it does not suggest alternative points of view. Read full review

Review: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

User Review  - Daniel Gullotta - Goodreads

Pagels' "Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelations" is simply the most engaging, easy to follow, and still scholarly work on the Book of Revelation I have ever come ... Read full review

Review: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

Main takeaways: John of Patmos (JP) and Paul wouldn't have been friends; JP's revelation was written in the wake of war; there are many other Christian apocalypses; JP's inclusion among accepted holy ... Read full review

Review: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

User Review  - Ron Charles - Goodreads

The remarkable thing about the End of Times is how timeless it is. Harold Camping, the subject of mockery last year with his ever-shifting predictions about the Apocalypse, was only the latest in a ... Read full review

Review: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

Don't know much about the Book of Revelation? Convinced that we'll never figure out all of its mysteries? I recommend first reading the Book of Revelation and as you read, try to cleanse your mind of ... Read full review


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