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The Conversion of the Nations in Revelation

Format: Digital
, 2011
ISBN: 9780567102447


Allan McNicol examines the question of conversion of the nations in the book of Revelation together with the author's vision for final redemption. Allan McNicol examines the longstanding tension between the author of Revelation 's description of the destruction of unrepentant nations early in the book in contrast with their final experience of salvation in Rev 21.24-26. McNicol examines how the author of Revelation interprets and refashions both scripture and the myths of the age in order to lay out his vision of redemption - leading to his ultimate conclusion that human political power (Rome) will crumble before the influence of the crucified Jesus. Through careful attention to references to the pilgrimage to the Gentiles in prophetic literature, McNicol is able to draw valuable conclusions as to how the core tension examined may be resolved. This exegesis is in turn able show how the author of Revelation's alternative voice to Rome's power emerged among a small minority community in the Eastern Roman Empire and gained plausibility. This voice not only could articulate a construct of its own vindication (thus empowering its own converts) but it also construed a new destiny for the nations themselves separate and apart from Rome.

Key Features

  • Argues that John's language of conversion is best framed in the context of the historical events involving the Roman Empire
  • Recent developments in Johannine studies
  • In-depth academic treatment of significant texts and themes in Johannine literature


  • The Problem of the Conversion of Nations in Revelation
  • The Role of the Nations in Revelation
  • The Ultimate Destiny of the Nations in Revelation
  • The Scriptural Framework of the Conversion of the Nations in Revelation
  • The Conversion of the Nations and the Central Message of the Apocalypse
  • The Abiding Value of John's Apocalypse

Product Details

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About Allan J. McNicol

Allan J. McNicol is Professor of New Testament and Faculty Chair Austin Graduate School of Theology, Austin, Texas

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