Praying in God's Theater

Meditations on the Book of Revelation

By Joel L. Watts

Praying in God's Theater

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  • Pages: 238
  • Publication Date: 3/10/2014
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Praying in God's Theater

Meditations on the Book of Revelation

By Joel L. Watts

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625641939
  • Pages: 238
  • Publication Date: 3/10/2014
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781625641939
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 3/10/2014
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80
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About-

Much like the book of Revelation, Joel L. Watts' Praying in God's Theater aims to pull readers into a deeper spirituality to confront the daily struggles of Christian life. Drawing from the rich well of Christian mystics and theologians from across the ecumenical experience, Watts uses the Apocalypse to build a series of prayers and devotions aimed at increasing what he identifies as the contemplative unity and the certain unity between the individual and Christ. He urges a radical vision of the prayer and the sacrament of the Eucharist.

Each chapter of Revelation is considered, explored, and finally used as a basis to draft prayers. Added to this is an application commentary that explores ancient liturgical practices similar to the scenes in Revelation while looking at Revelation in a mystical manner. Watts offers Revelation as an early liturgy, using this proposition as a catalyst for building prayers and a vision of life based on the Eucharist as the emblem of how we are to approach God. What emerges is a profound view on how we envision Scripture, prayer, and the book of Revelation.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Revelation is, at its heart, about mysteries. Such things are best approached in prayer, in an attitude of worship, and in conversation with wiser souls. Joel L. Watts's approach does exactly that, weaving a mix of liturgical prayer and scholarly reflections together with insights from commentators both ancient and modern."
--Gary Neal Hansen, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA

"Watts has written a beautiful, creative, and informative book on John's Apocalypse. Watts' attention to the full landscape of the book of Revelation, coupled with his attention to multiple interpretive traditions, is commendable. This book will serve faith communities and university students alike. It deserves careful attention."
--John Oliff, Department of Christian Studies, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA

Contributors-

Joel L. Watts

Bio(s)-

Joel L. Watts is a doctoral student at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism and the Gospel of Mark and a contributing co-editor of From Fear to Faith. He is an active member of Christ Church United Methodist (Charleston, WV) and blogs daily at www.UnsettledChristianity.com.

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