Elaine Pagels on the Book of Revelation : The New Yorker

Pagels then shows that Revelation, far from being meant as a hallucinatory prophecy, is actually a coded account of events that were happening at the time John was writing. It’s essentially a political cartoon about the crisis in the Jesus movement in the late first century, with Jerusalem fallen and the Temple destroyed and the Saviour, despite his promises, still not back.

via Elaine Pagels on the Book of Revelation : The New Yorker.

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