The Book of Revelation in the Parish

Richard L. Jeske

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1995

Issue: Revelation and Apocalyptic (Vol. 15, No 2, Spring, 1995)

The apostle John wanted his churches to use it as a resource for parish renewal. And the striking thing is that the book ends as it has begun: not with a prediction of the ultimate future of the world, but an encouragement to the churches to bring God’s newness to their own inner life and witness. The book of Revelation has little interest in supplying the churches with a timetable for God’s future. It offers rather a challenge to the churches of every age to examine their mission and ministry in the light of the gospel, to reflect the vantage point of God in all that they do.

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