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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:14 AM

26. The Book of Revelation is a ratfuck

It was included in the NT for political reasons as the Roman Empire deteriorated. Luther questioned it and Calvin ignored it. I reject the pernicious screed.

“Pagels says the Book of Revelation's author, who calls himself John, was likely a refugee whose home in Jerusalem had been leveled by the Romans in response to a Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire.

"I don't think we understand this book until we understand that it's wartime literature," she says. "It comes out of that war, and it comes out of people who have been destroyed by war."

[link:https://www.npr.org/2012/03/07/148125942/the-book-of-revelation-visions-prophecy-politics|

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