What is the book of
Revelation? Does it describe in veiled language events of its writer’s own
day, or is it largely a prophecy of events still to come? Is it a chart of the
whole of history from Christ’s first coming to his second? Or does it deal
chiefly with principles which are
always valid in Christian experience?
And what is a
twentieth-century reader to do with living creatures, locusts like horses, seven
bowl of wrath, war in heaven, various beasts and a dragon?
maintains that when God’s words, declarations, arguments and reasonings had
all been spoken, God gave the church “a gorgeous picture book”. He lifts the
curtain on Revelation’s drama in eight scenes, helping our imaginations as
well as our minds grasp the key concepts of this fascinating and enigmatic New
Wilcock, formerly Director of Pastoral Studies at Trinity College, Bristol, is
now Vicar of St. Nicholas’ Church, Durham, England. He is also the author of
“The Message of Luke” in the same series.