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Upside-Down Apocalypse

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Upside-Down Apocalypse

by Jeremy Duncan

A peacemaker’s guide to the book of Revelation

The book of Revelation—which deals on a cosmic scale with good and evil, politics and empire, community and eternity—has intrigued and frustrated readers since it was written. How do we make sense of John’s prophetic vision of cosmic war in light the nonviolence Jesus embodies in the gospels? What does it mean to tell us about Jesus, our world, and the future of all things? As End Times conspiracy theories surge, it’s more important than ever that we read the final book of the Bible without distorting the true message of Jesus. 

In Upside-Down Apocalypse, author Jeremy Duncan draws on biblical scholarship and nonviolent theology to guide readers through the book of Revelation, understanding the vision of John in the light of the Jesus we know through the Gospels—the full revelation of the Divine. Along the way, readers will discover what the writer imagines as he weaves this profound revelation of non-violent triumph and see with fresh eyes how the Prince of Peace turns violence on its head once and for all.
 

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Table of Contents 

Preface

Chapter 1 
Introduction

Chapter 2
Looking specifically at Jesus’ nonviolent example in each of the four gospels to get a baseline
 
Chapter 3
Introduction to Rene Girard to understand why nonviolent narratives must use violent imagery in order to subvert our baselines
 
Chapter 4
Introduction to Revelation as a text. Focusing on background, history and authorship and structure.
 
Part II
Chapter 5
The first cycle of Revelation and the victory of peace the scale of local communities
 
Chapter 6,7,8
The second cycle of Revelation and the victory of peace the scale of politics and empire
 
Chapters 9,10
The third cycle of Revelation and the victory of peace the scale of cosmic good and evil
 
Chapter 11
Conclusion
 
 

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