The book of revelation apocalypse part 5 revised timeline. The politics of god and the politics of man by jacques ellul. The author is a layman of the french reformed church and a theologian of considerable reputation. Born in bordeaux, france, ellul received a doctorate in the history of law and social science in 1936 from the university of bordeaux. The book of revelation, written by john, is the last book in the new testament and perhaps the most important book of the bible. Jacques ellul, historian, theologian, and sociologist, is one of the foremost and widely known contemporary critics of modern technological society. Translation of lapocalypse, architecture en mouvement.
Ellul and utopia the international jacques ellul society. The book of revelation by jacques ellul 19770101 on. Revelation is a long epistle addressed to seven christian communities of the roman province of asia minor, modern turkey, wherein the author recounts what he has seen. Jacques ellul s fortieth book is certain to be regarded as one of his most important and provocative worksand this from an author who specializes in provocation of both the world and the church. Jacques ellul was born on january 6, 1912, in bordeaux, france, to a poor family. This idea has a strong tie to the book of revelation, as the gospel of jesus christ is the good news that he brought. The present volume, based upon the publication referred to and intended to supersede it, differs in. About seventy years after the death of jesus, john of patmos sent visionary messages to christians in seven cities of western asia minor. Apocalypse, commonly known as the book of revelation or the revelation of john. And yet jacques ellul not only makes profound sense of it but demonstrates that it teaches the gospel as a message of universal salvation. Ellul was a longtime professor of history and the sociology of institutions on the faculty of law and economic sciences at the university of bordeaux.
The ellul forum archive the international jacques ellul. Featured books by ellul the international jacques ellul society. The book of revelation by jacques ellul 19770503 on. The torah, as gods word, is gods revelation about himself. Zondervan publishing house reprint of the 1900 original edition. Moreover the author emphasizes the central theme, which incidentally is found exactly in the mid point of reading the apocalypse. Featured books by jacques ellul the international jacques.
Apocalypse revealed volume 1 swedenborg foundation. The book of revelation, from the bible, john sees the events. In elluls 1975 treatment of the book of revelation, apocalypse. Jun 01, 2018 who, where, what is involved with the book of revelation and why was it written. First, in the hebrew bible the torah is not a book of morality, whether as constructed by a moralist or as lived out by a group. Revelation enforces the importance of faith and obedience to the concept of christianity by describing gods plan for the world and his final judgment of the people. The political moralism of jacques ellul the center for the study of. Apocalypse meaning in the cambridge english dictionary. The book of revelation apocalypse 1 introduction revelation1 or apocalypse2 is a unique, complex and remarkable biblical text full of heavenly mysteries. Elluls reading of the book of revelation is the most spiritually lucid intrepratation i ever read. Ship this item this item is available online through marketplace sellers.
The author was probably a christian from ephesus known as john the elder. Apocalypse in the book of revelation 27 words 123 help me. The book of revelation check out the full text of revelation, so you can relive all the freaky visions firsthand. The ellul forum archive a comprehensive listing of past ellul forum articles. In course of time, the book obtained a circulation, was read, and found favor in quarters where such a reception was least expected. And that is the message ellul finds most powerfully in the book of revelation. Revelation 2122 and the old testament homebush west, n. The apocalypse lectures on the book of revelation by j. Sep 06, 2015 in part 3 we discussed the first version of the end times timeline.
In search of answers to these questions, thompson critically examines the language, literaure, history and social setting of the revelation or apocalypse. His work is its own good bush, but its readers look for his cool. Jan 02, 2010 the book of revelation, from the bible, john sees the events. Seiss to the students of the words, works and ways of god. The book of revelation by jacques ellul 19770802 jacques ellul on. Those who read the bible for nourishment generally see the new testament book of revelation as bizarre and forbidding. Schreiner seabury press new york wikipedia citation please see wikipedias template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Synopsis and analysis of the thought and writings of jacques. Jacques ellul on why the revelation of god in jesus christ is. Revelation on frontline heres all kinds of informative coverage from pbs on the last and creepiest book of the bible. From apocalypse to utopia the trajectory of elluls theology. The subversion of christianity provides a sober, challenging examination of many misguided appropriations of the world into the church. These messages would eventually become part of the new testament canon, as the book of revelation.
He contrasts these politics to the means used by god, and argues that political action is a human means and are not the actions of believers. Daniels 70 weeks prophecy is also about sevens, where each seven i. The book of revelation, often called the book of revelations, revelation to john, the apocalypse of john, the revelation, or simply revelation, the revelation of jesus christ from its opening words or the apocalypse, is the final book of the new testament, and therefore also the final book of the christian bible. His french mother was devoutly protestant, and his father, a serbian aristocrat, came from a greek orthodox. Ghostbusters actually quotes the book of revelation. The book of revelation is one i have avoided because of its complex structure and vast symbolism that has its roots in the rich tradition of the old testament. Jacques ellul s book, while not effortless to read, shows a profound discernment of the last book of the bible. The book of revelation was written sometime around 96 ce in asia minor. In it he writes about the political means used by various politicians, generals, kings, and prophets in second kings.
It rescues revelation from the silliness that is rampant in most books on the subject. Ellul s reading of the book of revelation is the most spiritually lucid intrepratation i ever read. Sep 14, 2015 it is as provocative, disturbing, and undeniably, prophetically true now as it was when ellul wrote it in 1986. We trust your experience with this and other volumes in the library fulfills our motto and vision which is our commitment to you. No book of scripture has been more controversial in its status in the biblical canon than the book of revelation. January 6, 1912 may 19, 1994 was a french philosopher, sociologist, lay theologian, and professor who was a noted christian anarchist. The subversion of christianity by jacques ellul, paperback.
Translation of l apocalypse, architecture en mouvement. I was first introduced to the thought and writings of jacques ellul in 1986 or 1987 when i observed a quotation in a theological periodical and checked out the bibliographical footnote to observe that it was taken from his book, the subversion of christianity. It does belong to a tradition of apocalyptic writing, which began in judaism in the second temple period. No argument is necessary to convince anyone that jacques ellul is one of the. The book of the apocalypse, chapter 1 1 the revelation of jesus christ, which god gave unto him, to make known to his servants the things which must shortly come to pass. In 20, the ellul forum shifted to an online venue with downloadable pdfs. After discussing the importance of the apocalypse gendre, he considers the form and the structure of the book, the unified world created through johns visions, and the social conditions of. As was the custom in his day, swedenborg referred to the psalms as the book of david, and to the pentateuch genesis, exodus, leviticus, numbers, and deuteronomy as the books of moses. The book is ellul s meditations on certain texts in second kings. The book of revelation apocalypse part 2 when will it.1558 686 709 1095 988 668 946 540 1303 119 1523 565 751 1164 1267 1078 887 1122 204 279 979 484 438 1194 144 282 978 142 629 1397 894 532 1040 1324 1441 855 103 1272 1271 363 740 361 1222 154