In this commentary Joseph Mangina offers a constructive ecclesiology for the role and mission of the church in the 21st century formed by a close examination of Revelation. Examining the necessary cultural, theological, and exegetical issues, Mangina makes a compelling case that Revelation is a book that speaks profoundly to the church’s mission in the 21st century, and that it would do well to reexamine this cryptic and troubling book.
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Mangina has produced a fine, rich commentary, one that not only instructs us about the Apocalypse but also urges us to listen to this vision as never before.
—Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Helen H.P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis, Princeton Theological Seminary
This well-written, literate, and illuminating commentary on a classically obscure text is at once theologically astute and ecclesiastically up-building—a rare combination indeed. I gladly commend it to scholars and teachers, preachers and laypeople alike.
—Travis Kroeker, professor of religion, McMaster University