Clearly outlined and carefully documented, this is a vigorous and thorough treatment of Revelation. It offers a balanced, constructive interpretation of the book in the context of the whole New Testament. Believing that the correct interpretation of the book rests upon an understanding of its historical background, Dr. Summers discusses the nature of apocalyptic literature, several methods of interpreting the book, the historical background of Revelation, and its actual interpretation. He believes that as the Spirit led John to write for the needs of first-century Christians, the Spirit can lead contemporary Christians to understand the significance of that writing for all time.
About the Author
Dr. Ray Summers served as professor of New Testament and Greek at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Baylor University. He also served as chairman of the Religion Department at Baylor and authored Essentials of New Testament Greek.