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by Louis A. Brighton
Revelation may be one of the most perplexing books of the Scriptures, but despite its challenges its witness is clear. Through a panoply of images, the apostle John shares a sacrificial theology of the Lamb of God that generates the central theme of God’s exultation in Revelation. Dr. Louis Brighton interprets the features of John’s vision in light of similar images elsewhere in Scripture and appeals to the views of other theologians from the early church down to the present. Brighton dissects Revelation as an esoteric, apocalyptic, and fundamentally prophetic text concerned with both the despair of sin and the exultation of the ascendant Christ and His work.
Brighton shows that Revelation is not about some distant future, but is about the present life of the church amid the turmoil of world history. It inspires Christians to be urgent and faithful in their proclamation of the Gospel, no matter how fierce the opposition, because of Christ’s comforting promise: “I am coming quickly!”