New user? Register here:
Email Address
Password
Retype Password
First Name
Last Name
Existing user? Login here:
Email Address
Password

Mon 27 Mar 2017 @ 2:42

Thanks Celucien L. Joseph for the follow!

Heaven on Earth

God's Call to Community in the Book of Revelation

Author(s): 

This item is currently unavailable.
Enter your email address below and we will email you when the item comes into stock.

By joining our friends scheme, this item would only cost £17.10, and you can benefit from future savings and promotions.
Click here to find out more or add the annual £10 membership to your basket now.

ISBN-13: 9780664262549
Published: 28/02/2017
Product description
Much of the literature on the book of Revelation paints a frightening apocalyptic vision of the end times. Michael Battle offers an alternative look at Revelation in this new work, seeing it instead as a hopeful call to bring heaven on earth. Battle explores the problematic imagery found in Revelation before showing how similar problems play out in our contemporary world. Battle sees Revelation as a guide that shows us that we can live out God's call for heaven on earth by living in community with one another, as exhibited through the writings of Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, Rowan Williams, and Ubuntu theology. He writes, "I seek to imagine in my particular Christian context how a view of heaven need not lead to culture wars and further excuses for oppressing others. Heaven, as envisioned by John of Patmos, has much greater purpose."
Author Information

Michael Battle

Michael Battle is Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York, and President and CEO of the PeaceBattle Institute. Ordained a priest by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 1993, in 2010 he was given one of the highest Anglican Church distinctions as "Six Preacher." For more information, visit his website at www.michaelbattle.com.

Customer Reviews

Mon 27 Mar 2017 @ 2:42

Thanks Celucien L. Joseph for the follow!