Jesus and the Angels
Angelology and the Christology of the Apocalypse of John
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages: 294
Width: 14 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
This book, first published in 1997, examines the influence of angelology on the christology of the Apocalypse of John. In the Apocalypse, Jesus appears in glorious form reminiscent of angels in Jewish and Christian literature in the period between 200 BCE and 200 CE. Dr Carrell asks what significance this has for the christology of the Apocalypse. He concludes that by portraying Jesus in such a way that he has the form and function of an angel, and yet is also divine, the Apocalypse both upholds monotheism and at the same time provides a means for Jesus to be presented in visible, glorious form to his Church.
"Carrell has made a significant contribution to the christology of the apocalypse." J.E. Lunceford, Choice "...Carrell's monograph is a careful and well-executed study. His work models the kind of textual and historical sobriety that is to be emulated. His work should be heartily welcomed by all interested in the Apocalypse, christology, and Christian origins." Carey C. Newman, The Journal of Religion "It is a well-written work that presents a little-known aspect of the christology of the Apocalypse." The Catholic Biblical Quarterly "...commendable and significant. This monograph is an important piece that deserves to be read by those who want to further their understanding of these visions of Christ by examining the literary traditions John may have drawn upon as he recorded them." Charles A. Gieschen, Concordia Theological Quarterly "...this is a useful book dealing with a difficult matter." Martin Karrer, Society of Biblical Literature