Bibliography: Revelation


Bauckham, Richard J. The Theology of the Book of Revelation. NTT. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Boxall, Ian. Revelation: Vision and Insight; An Introduction to the Apocalypse. London: SPCK, 2002.

Court, J. M. Revelation. NTG. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994.

Faley, Roland J. Apocalypse Then and Now: A Companion to the Book of Revelation. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1999.

Farmer, Ronald L. Revelation. CCT. St. Louis: Chalice, 2005.

Fiorenza, Elisabeth Schüssler. Revelation: Vision of a Just World. PC. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991.

Garrow, A. J. P. Revelation. NTR. London: Routledge, 1997.

Giblin, Charles H. The Book of Revelation: The Open Book of Prophecy. GNS. Collegeville, MN: Michael Glazier, 1991.

King, Karen L. The Secret Revelation of John. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.

Koester, Craig. Revelation and the End of All Things. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

Murphy, Frederick J. Fallen Is Babylon: The Revelation to John. NTC. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1998.

Prévost, Jean-Pierre. How to Read the Apocalypse. New York: Crossroad, 1993.

Resseguie, James L. The Revelation of John: A Narrative Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009.

Thompson, Leonard L. Revelation. ANTC. Nashville: Abingdon, 1998.

Trafton, Joseph. Reading Revelation: A Literary and Theological Commentary. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2005.

Walhout, Edwin. Revelation Down to Earth: Making Sense of the Apocalypse of John. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Critical Commentaries

Aune, David E. Revelation. 3 vols. WBC 52A, 52B, 52C. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1997–98.

Beale, G. K. The Book of Revelation: A Commentary on the Greek Text. NIGTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.

Boring, Eugene. Revelation. Interpretation. Louisville: John Knox, 1989.

Boxall, Ian. The Revelation of St. John. BNTC. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2006.

Brighton, Louis. Revelation. ConcC. St. Louis: Concordia, 2000.

Harrington, Daniel J. Revelation. SP. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1993.

Krodel, Gerhard. Revelation. ACNT. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1989.

Lupieri, Edmondo. A Commentary on the Apocalypse of John. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

Mounce, Robert H. Revelation. NICNT. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997.

Osborne, Grant R. Revelation. BECNT. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002.

Reddish, Mitchell. Revelation. SHBC. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2001.

Roloff, Jürgen. The Revelation of John. ContC. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1993.

Smalley, Stephen S. The Revelation to John: A Commentary on the Greek Text of the Apocalypse. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005.

History of Scholarship

Fuller, Robert C. Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

O’Leary, Stephen D. Arguing the Apocalypse: A Theory of Millennial Rhetoric. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. Proposes a rhetorical explanation for the appeal of apocalyptic thinking and offers many examples from ancient and modern times to illustrate how the book of Revelation has been used to advance various doomsday scenarios and attendant political programs.

Pilch, John. What Are They Saying about the Book of Revelation? Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1978. A somewhat dated survey of how the book is understood in modern scholarship.

Wainwright, Arthur W. Mysterious Apocalypse: Interpreting the Book of Revelation. Nashville: Abingdon, 1993. A broad sweep of how Revelation has been read throughout history.

Apocalyptic Literature

Collins, John J. The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature. New York: Crossroad, 1987.

Cook, Stephen L. Prophecy and Apocalypticism: The Post-Exilic Social Setting. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1995.

Hanson, Paul D. The Dawn of Apocalyptic: The Historical and Sociological Roots of Jewish Apocalyptic Eschatology. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1978.

Rowland, Christopher. The Open Heaven: A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Early Christianity. New York: Crossroad, 1982.

Rowley, H. H. The Relevance of Apocalyptic: A Study of Jewish and Christian Apocalypses from Daniel to the Revelation. 3rd ed. London: Lutterworth, 1963.

Russell, D. S. Method and Message of Jewish Apocalyptic, 200 BC–AD 100. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1964.

Revelation as Prophecy

Mazzaferri, Frederick David. The Genre of the Book of Revelation from a Source-Critical Perspective. BZNW 54. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1989.

Social Setting of the Seven Churches

Hemer, Colin J. The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia in Their Local Setting. JSNTSup 11. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1986.

Meinardus, Otto F. A. St. John of Patmos and the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. New Rochelle, NY: Caratzas, 1979.

Ramsay, William M. The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia. Edited by Mark W. Wilson. Rev. ed. 1904. Reprint, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1994.

Worth, Roland H., Jr. The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse and Greco-Asian Culture. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1999.

———. The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse and Roman Culture. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1999.

Yamauchi, Edwin M. New Testament Cities in Western Asia Minor. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1980.

Conflict with the Roman Empire

Friesen, Steven J. Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

———. Twice Neokoros: Ephesus, Asia and the Cult of the Flavian Imperial Family. RGRW 16. Leiden: Brill, 1993.

Frilingos, Christopher A. Spectacles of Empire: Monsters, Martyrs, and the Book of Revelation. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

Howard-Brook, Wes, and Anthony Gwyther. Unveiling Empire: Reading Revelation Then and Now. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1999.

Kraybill, J. Nelson. Imperial Cult and Commerce in John’s Apocalypse. JSNTSup 132. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996.

Price, S. R. F. Rituals of Power: The Roman Imperial Cult in Asia Minor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Rossing, Barbara R. The Choice between Two Cities: Whore, Bride, and Empire in the Apocalypse. HTS. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1999.

Thompson, Leonard L. The Book of Revelation: Apocalypse and Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Conflict with Judaism

Beagley, Alan James. The “Sitz im Leben” of the Apocalypse, with Particular Reference to the Role of the Church’s Enemies. BZNW 50. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1987.

Marshall, John W. Parables of War: Reading John’s Jewish Apocalypse. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2001.

Conflict among Christians

Collins, Adela Yarbro. Crisis and Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1984.

Royalty, Robert M. The Streets of Heaven: The Ideology of Wealth in the Apocalypse of John. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1998.

Revelation as a Critique of Injustice

Boesak, Alan. Comfort and Protest: The Apocalypse from a South African Perspective. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1987.

Blount, Brian K. Can I Get a Witness? Reading Revelation through African American Culture. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2005.

Brook-Howard, Wes, and Anthony Gwyther. Unveiling Empire: Reading Revelation Then and Now. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1999.

Ewing, Ward. The Power of the Lamb: Revelation’s Theology of Liberation for You. Cambridge, MA: Cowley, 1994.

Fiorenza, Elisabeth Schüssler. Revelation: Vision of a Just World. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991.

Rossing, Barbara R. The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation. Boulder, CO: Westview, 2004.

Christology of Revelation

Carrell, P. R. Jesus and the Angels: Angelology and Christology in the Apocalypse of John. SNTSMS 95. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Hoffmann, Matthias Reinhard. The Destroyer and the Lamb: The Relationship between Angelomorphic and Lamb Christology in the Book of Revelation. WUNT 203. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005.

Johns, Loren L. The Lamb Christology of the Apocalypse of John. WUNT 167. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1998.

Stuckenbruck, L. T. Angel Veneration and Christology: A Study in Early Judaism and in the Christology of the Apocalypse of John. WUNT 2/70. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1995.

Symbolism in Revelation

Barker, Margaret. The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2000.

Bauckham, Richard J. The Climax of Prophecy: Studies on the Book of Revelation, 104–237. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1993.

Court, John M. Myth and History in the Book of Revelation. Atlanta: John Knox, 1979.

Malina, Bruce J. On the Genre and Message of Revelation: Star Visions and Sky Journeys. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1995.

Minear, Paul. I Saw a New Earth: An Introduction to the Visions of the Apocalypse. Washington, DC: Corpus Publishers, 1968.

On the Use of Scripture in Revelation

Bauckham, Richard J. “The Conversion of the Nations.” In The Climax of Prophecy: Studies on the Book of Revelation, 238–337. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1993.

Beale, Gregory K. John’s Use of the Old Testament in Revelation. JSNTSup 166. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.

Beale, Gregory K., and D. A. Carson, eds. “Revelation.” In Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, 1081–1161. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007.

Dumbrell, William J. The End of the Beginning: Revelation 21–22 and the Old Testament. Exeter, UK: Paternoster, 1985.

Fekkes, Jan. Isaiah and Prophetic Traditions in the Book of Revelation: Visionary Antecedents and Their Development. JSNTSup 93. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994.

Jauhiainen, Marko. The Use of Zechariah in Revelation. WUNT 2/199. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005.

Moyise, Steve. The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation. JSNTSup 115. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995.

The Vision of the Future in Revelation and Other New Testament Writings

Carroll, John T., ed. The Return of Jesus in Early Christianity. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2000.

Clark-Soles, Jaime. Death and the Afterlife in the New Testament. London: T&T Clark, 2006.

Holman, Charles L. Till Jesus Comes: Origins of Christian Apocalyptic Expectation. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

Lincoln, Andrew. Paradise Now and Not Yet: Studies in the Role of the Heavenly Dimension in Paul’s Thought, with Special Reference to His Eschatology. SNTSMS 43. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Pate, C. Marvin, and Douglas W. Kennard. Deliverance Now and Not Yet: The New Testament and the Great Tribulation. SBL 54. New York: Peter Lang, 2003.

Witherington, Ben, III. Jesus, Paul, and the End of the World: A Comparative Study in New Testament Eschatology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1992.

Other Academic Studies

Adams, Edward. The Stars Will Fall from Heaven: Cosmic Catastrophe in the New Testament and Its World. LNTS 347. London: T&T Clark, 2007.

Barr, David L., ed. Reading the Book of Revelation: A Resource for Students. RBS 44. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003.

Blount, Brian K. Can I Get a Witness? Reading Revelation through African American Culture. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004.

Collins, Adela Yarbro. The Combat Myth in the Book of Revelation. HDR 9. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1976.

Duff, Paul B. Who Rides the Beast? Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Hanson, A. T. The Wrath of the Lamb. London: SPCK, 1957.

Herms, Ronald. An Apocalypse for the Church and for the World: The Narrative Function of Universal Language in the Book of Revelation. BZNW 143. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2006.

Laws, Sophie. In the Light of the Lamb: Imagery, Parody, and Theology in the Apocalypse of John. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1988.

Lee, Dal. The Narrative Asides in the Book of Revelation. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002.

Maier, Harry O. Apocalypse Recalled: The Book of Revelation after Christendom. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2000.

Mealy, J. W. After the Thousand Years: Resurrection and Judgment in Revelation 20. JSNTSup 70. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1992.

Nwachukwu, Oliver O. Beyond Vengeance and Protest: A Reflection on the Macarisms in Revelation. SBL 71. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.

Pattemore, Stephen. The People of God in the Apocalypse: Discourse, Structure and Exegesis. SNTSMS 128. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Peerbolte, L. J. Lietaert. The Antecedents of Antichrist: A Traditio-Historical Study of the Earliest Christian View on Eschatological Opponents. JSJSup 49. Leiden: Brill, 1996.

Pippin, Tina. Death and Desire: The Rhetoric of Gender in the Apocalypse of John. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1992.

Rissi, Matthias. The Future of the World: An Exegetical Study of Revelation 19:11–22:15. London: SCM, 1966.

Siew, Antonius King Wai. The War between the Two Beasts and the Two Witnesses: A Chiastic Reading of Revelation 11.1–14.5. LBS 283. New York: T&T Clark, 2005.

Thompson, Stephen. The Apocalypse and Semitic Syntax. SNTSMS 52. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Tonstad, Sigve K. Saving God’s Reputation: The Theological Function of Pistis Iesou in the Cosmic Narratives of Revelation. LNTS 337. London: T&T Clark, 2006.

Ulfgard, H. Feast and Future: Revelation 7:9–17 and the Feast of Tabernacles. ConBNT 22. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1989.

Wenig, Laurin J. The Challenge of the Apocalypse: Embracing the Book of Revelation with Hope and Faith. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2002.

Wilson, Mark. Charts on the Book of Revelation: Literary, Historical, and Theological Perspectives. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007.