From the time of the early Christians, the Book of Revelation has fascinated and puzzled its readers in equal measure. Now, you can join a leading New Testament scholar in exploring this important—and often misunderstood—biblical book.
Also known as the Apocalypse of John, Revelation has left a profound mark on Western culture. For many modern Catholics, however, Revelation remains a mystery, and it is rarely preached or read at Sunday Mass.
The Victory of Christ: Exploring the Book of Revelation takes you on an eye-opening journey through this influential yet puzzling book. You will learn about its origins on the Greek island of Patmos, apocalyptic writing in the early Church, and how its original audience might have understood the text. Through exploring how the timeless metaphors in Revelation have been interpreted throughout the ages, you will gain new insights into the New Testament.
As you move through the Book of Revelation, you will explore its mysterious descriptions of the heavenly world, its powerful visions of plagues and cosmic disaster, and its complex yet reassuring description of the New Jerusalem. Along the way, you will examine vital questions about John’s apocalyptic vision.
Above all, you will come to understand the book’s self-designation as “a revelation of Jesus Christ.” In witnessing Christ’s victory over the forces of evil and chaos, you will emerge from this course with an invigorated sense of hope and understanding of the Word of God.
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Prof. Ian Boxall, D.Phil., is a British New Testament scholar and an expert on the Book of Revelation. He is currently Associate Professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He received his master’s degree and doctorate in the New Testament, as well as his bachelor’s degree in theology, from the University of Oxford, where he wrote his dissertation on Revelation. Before moving to the United States in 2013, Prof. Boxall taught the New Testament in the United Kingdom for over twenty years, first at Chichester Theological College from 1992–1994, then at the University of Oxford from 1994–2013.
Among Prof. Boxall’s publications are a number of books on the Book of Revelation, including Revelation: Vision and Insight (SPCK, 2002), The Revelation of John (Continuum and Hendrickson, 2006), and Patmos in the Reception History of the Apocalypse (Oxford University Press, 2013). He is also the author of Discovering Matthew (Eerdmans, 2015) and two undergraduate study guides to the New Testament: New Testament Interpretation and The Books of the New Testament (SCM Press, 2007). He was previously editor of Scripture Bulletin, the journal of the Cathol...
- The Puzzles of Revelation
- John and Patmos
- Seven Messages to Seven Angels
- The Worship of Heaven
- Images of Christ in Revelation
- Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls: The Violence of Revelation
- Singing with the Angels: The Hymns of Revelation
- Playing with Numbers: 666 and All That
- The Unveiling and Fall of Babylon
- Visions of the End: The Completion of Christ’s Victory
- A Journey through the New Jerusalem
- Conclusion: The Revelation of Jesus Christ