This chapter investigates the theme of eschatological vengeance in the Revelation to John, focusing especially on the theme of true vision in Revelation 4-5 and the imagery of violent vengeance in the vision of the rider on a white horse in Revelation 19:11-21. After considering the relation between christology, eschatological vengeance and moral vision in the book of Revelation, the chapter concludes with hermeneutical reflections on reading Revelation from a peace perspective.
|Title of host publication||Compassionate eschatology|
|Subtitle of host publication||The future as friend|
|Editors||Ted Grimsrud, Michael Hardin|
|Place of Publication||Eugene, Oregon, USA|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Neville, D. (2011). Faithful, true, and violent? Christology and "divine vengeance" in the revelation to John. In T. Grimsrud, & M. Hardin (Eds.), Compassionate eschatology: The future as friend (pp. 56-84). Cascade Books.