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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
Publisher Place: Moorebank. NSW
Publisher Year: 1995
Edition: First Edition
Description: 462 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. Signed By Author.
Publishers Description: In her controversial bestseller Jesus the Man, Barbara Thiering first presented a completely new historical interpretation of the life of Jesus Christ. Now, in this work of remarkable research and scholarship, Dr Thiering sets out to unravel the mysteries that have long surrounded the elusive complexities of the Book of Revelation. 'It was not,' she writes 'about vision and apocalypse, but about the profoundly important history of the Christian movement from AD1 to AD 114.'In Jesus of the Apocalypse, Dr Thiering presents a new and significant view of the development of Christianity from the time of the Crucifixion until the second centruy AD. She argues that Jesus was no solitary preacher appearing suddenly on the shores of Lake Galilee: he was a central figure in a major political movement to overthrow the pagan Roman empire. Although crucified, he did not die on the cross, and he, and subsequently his sons, took an important role in the evolution of the new underground religion which was developing out of Judaism.With detective-like perseverance Dr Thiering unfolds the mystery of words, meanings and places that have been allowed to pass unchallenged, including a radical new interpretation of such mystical themes as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the seven seals, the Beast whose number is 666, the Great Harlot clothed in scarlet and purple. In so doing, she provides an absorbing and enlightening background to a period that has been seen more through the implications of scripture than the facts of history.