Heaven on Earth

by Michael Battle (Author) }


Format: Paperback

Vendor: Westminster John Knox Pre

Publication Date: February 23, 2017

ISBN: 0664262546

ISBN-13: 9780664262549

Number of Pages: 208

Dimensions: 9 × 6 (inches)

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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.'

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