Unmasking Apocalyptic Texts: A Guide to Preaching and Teaching

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Paulist Press, 2005 - Religion - 198 pages
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"In this original and insightful book, Dorothy Jonaitis offers a refreshing alternative to the popular view of biblical apocalyptic writing as gloom-and-doom, fire-and-brimstone literature. Rather, she presents it as literature of hope and its authors as people who knew how to use their creative imaginations to communicate their hope-filled messages. The reader will come to see the apocalyptic authors of both the Old and the New Testaments as dramatists and will learn to preach, teach, and imagine their writings as dramatic messages to be applied in contemporary times of crisis."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

On the Path toward the Eternal Presence
1
Definition of Apocalyptic Literature
9
Walking toward Hope
13
Imagination and Apocalyptic Literature
31
Tragic Theatre and Crisis
42
Dramatic Crisis and Apocalyptic Literature
48
Unmasking Apocalyptic Literature Isaiah Ezekiel
64
Unmasking Apocalyptic Literature Zechariah Daniel
81
Unmasking Apocalyptic Literature Synoptic Gospels
112
Unmasking Apocalyptic Literature Book of Revelation
129
Moving Toward Christian Action with Hope
141
A Plan for My Life Preaching and Teaching
154
Theology of PreachingTeaching
166
Apocalyptic Texts on Sundays and Major Feasts
175
Notes
181
Bibliography
193

Unmasking Apocalyptic Literature 1 and 2 Thessalonians
101

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About the author (2005)

Dorothy Jonaitis is an assistant professor at the Institute of Religious and Pastoral Studies at the University of Dallas.

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