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The Trinity in the Book of Revelation: Seeing Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in John’s Apocalypse (Studies in Christian Doctrine and Scripture | SCDS)

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How should we read the book of Revelation?

Interpreting Scripture faithfully is a challenge with regard to any text and for any reader of the Bible. But perhaps no text confronts and confuses readers as much as the book of Revelation. With its vision featuring winged beasts, gates of pearl, a lake of fire, and more, John’s Apocalypse provokes and stirs our imaginations. Some have viewed it strictly as a first-century political document. Others have read it as a book of prophecies or eschatological promises. Still others question whether it should even be in the canon of Scripture.

Theologian and biblical scholar Brandon Smith brings clarity to this question by reading the book of Revelation primarily as John’s faithful vision of the one, triune God. In conversation with early church theologians, including Origen, Athanasius, Basil the Great, and Gregory of Nyssa, as well as modern scholarship, Smith shows how John’s vision can help us to better see and affirm our own belief in the God who is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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  • Examines Revelation primarily as John’s faithful vision of the one, triune God
  • Shows how John’s vision can help us to better see and affirm our own belief in the God
  • Explores the writings of early church theologians, including Origen, Athanasius, Basil the Great, and Gregory of Nyssa
Brandon Smith’s excellent book takes one of our most mystifying doctrines―the Trinity―and one of our most mystifying early Christian texts―Revelation―and illumines them both through his distillation of research on pro-Nicene theology. In this, he demonstrates how the tools and readings of early Christian authors can help us to approach Scripture better.

—Madison N. Pierce, associate professor of New Testament at Western Theological Seminary

  • Title: The Trinity in the Book of Revelation: Seeing Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in John’s Apocalypse (Studies in Christian Doctrine and Scripture)
  • Author: Brandon D. Smith
  • Series: Studies in Christian Doctrine and Scripture
  • Publisher: IVP Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2022
  • Pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Resource ID: LLS:TRNTYBKDCSCRPTR
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-05-27T14:51:52Z

In the Logos Reader Edition, this volume is enhanced to best fit the content. Scripture references are hand-tagged to integrate with powerful functionality in Logos Bible Software. Page milestones and internal citation tagging provide accurate points of reference. Search important words across resources to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive tools for reading digital content are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Brandon D. Smith (PhD, Ridley College, Melbourne) is assistant professor of theology and New Testament at Cedarville University. He is also on the board of directors for the Center for Baptist Renewal and host of the Church Grammar podcast.

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