Friday, May 4, 2007

The Book of Revelation

We started a Bible study last night on the Book of Revelation. We had a great turn out too with some folks who don't normally come but who are fascinated with the book and with the way in which it is interpreted. We spent the evening looking at the way in which it has influenced our hymns, our Eucharistic prayers and Christian art. And then we looked at popular apocalyptic interpretation and the way it shapes some Christians' political views. We read passages from chapter 4 and chapter 11 last night. Their assignment for next time is to read the whole book and then we'll start diving in to the text more. My plan is to do just two more sessions on it before we break for the summer. I haven't decided what I want to do in the fall but I think it will be Genesis. I'm hoping to do some preaching on Genesis when we start our unchurch service this fall and to that end I've ordered a half dozen commentaries in the last two months from Amazon and Chapters. My book shelf is heavy ladened with new books to read. Now if I only could get out from under all the bits and pieces of stuff I have to do to finish up the term!

6 comments:

Secret Rapture said...

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Sarah said...

Have you read, "A History of the End of the World: How the Most Controversial Book in the Bible Changed the Course of Western Civilization" by Jonathan Kirsch? I read it last October I think. I thought it was a very interesting book (although I have not, of course, read anything comparable). You could probably read it in a day if you really wanted to. Who's secret rapture, by the way?

Anonymous said...

Hello! Very nice blog! Your blogroll is loooooooong!
Elsa

Kevin said...

secret rapture,

You are soooo right! Thanks for your timely warning!

A fellow space cadet,

kgp

Erin said...

Haven't read the Kirsch book - I'll take a look for it. Both my sermons this Sunday on Revelation went well - and were lots of fun to do. I'm enjoying it a lot!

Erin said...

And getting longer Elsa!
there is some great stuff out there!