Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

The Book of Revelation: A Annotated Bibliography

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

The Book of Revelation: A Annotated Bibliography

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The Book of Revelation: An Annotated Bibliography. By Robert L. Muse. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities 1387. New York: Garland, 1996, xxxvi + 352 pp., $58.00.

Robert Muse has done Biblical scholarship an invaluable service in providing a full and readable annotated bibliography on the book of Revelation. He reviews significant monographs, commentaries and articles published in English, French and German, and he lists most unpublished dissertations in English, from roughly 19401990. The major commentaries from the first half of this century (Lohmeyer, Schmidt, Ramsay, Charles, Bousset, Allo, Loisy, Beckwith, Swete) are also included, and reference is made, though with little or no annotation, to some works in Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Greek.

The book is divided into six chapters: an 11-page introduction, in which Muse surveys the contents of Revelation on a broad, section-by-section basis and discusses exegetical issues and research trends relating those sections, followed by annotated bibliographies of historical-critical research on Revelation, compositional studies, exegetical/expositional studies, theological/thematic studies, and the Revelation in the life of the Church. Indices of authors and of Scripture and ancient texts are also included. Though the layout is generally useful, the book is marred by an incomplete crossreferencing system. …

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