Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance

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$16.00  $14.72
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Barclay Press
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138
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.32 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
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Paperback
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9781594980633

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About the Author

C. Wess Daniels is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary in the School of Intercultural Studies on the subject of the renewal of faith traditions within participatory culture.

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The book of Revelation, according to C. Wess Daniels, is a resistance text for "Angelic Trouble-makers," who must learn how to remix, understand how scapegoating functions, recognize the shaping and forming powers of liturgy, and discover the composition of the multitude.... I pastor a people who have historically been pushed to the periphery of all existence, even ontologically declared as non-human or three-fifths human. Therefore, to read the "multitude is a beautiful tapestry woven together of all humanity, with those who were lynched, those who were oppressed and victimized, at the center with the lamb. This centering of the victims and marginalized is something that is too often missed within western, white, middle-class Christianity today," makes my soul happy. This prophetic claim of Daniels places Black people at the heart of God.
-Rev. Darryl Aaron

No other book has been as consistently and wildly misread as has John of Patmos's visionary narrative. And yet, at the same time, no biblical book carries as much passionate power and imagery aimed at inspiring Jesus-followers to "come out" of the place of imperial violence and domination and to dwell instead in the light- and love-filled realm of God. C. Wess Daniels masterfully and clearly lays out a series of reading strategies and perspectives culled from the best of recent scholarship to invite readers into engagement with John's vision. If you've been drawn to study Revelation but have been stymied as to where or how to start, you can trust Wess's step-by-step guidance to lead you into the depth and breadth of this unique narrative.
-Wes Howard-Brook

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