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In this accessible and provocative study, Brian Blount reads the book of Revelation through the lens of African American culture, drawing correspondences between Revelation's context and the long-standing suffering of African Americans. Applying the African American social, political, and religious experience as an interpretive cipher for the book's complicated imagery, he contends that Revelation is essentially a story of suffering and struggle amid oppressive assimilation. He examines the language of "martyr" and the image of the lamb, and shows that the thread of resistance to oppressive power that runs through John's hymns resonates with a parallel theme in the music of African America.

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In this accessible and provocative study, Blount draws correspondences between Revelation's context and the suffering of the African American church Applying the African American social, political, and religious experience as an interpretive cipher for the book's complicated imagery, he contends that Revelation is essentially a story of suffering and struggle amidst oppressive assimilation.

About the Author

Brian K. Blount is President and Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Secondary Education in Richmond, Virginia. He is the coauthor of Preaching Mark in Two Voices and Making Room at the Table and the author of Can I Get a Witness?, all available from WJK.

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ISBN:
9780664228699
Author:
Blount, Brian K.
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Subject:
Bible - Study - New Testament
Subject:
Bible - Prophecies
Subject:
Religion - Biblical Studies - Predictive Prophecy
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Prophecy
Subject:
Christianity-Prophecy
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , In this accessible and provocative study, Blount draws correspondences between Revelation's context and the suffering of the African American church Applying the African American social, political, and religious experience as an interpretive cipher for the book's complicated imagery, he contends that Revelation is essentially a story of suffering and struggle amidst oppressive assimilation.
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