On the Verge of the Millennium: A History of the Interpretation of Revelation

Craig R. Koester

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1995

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

The power of a book can be seen in its effects, and few books have had more dramatic effects than Revelation. Attempts to control the effects of the book by ignoring it or dismissing it have not been successful; Revela- tion’s secrets are too alluring. We do better to consider the effects the book has had on Christians over the centuries and to let this history of influence help shape a way to read the book that is both faithful and compelling.

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