The Revelation Worldview
Apocalyptic Thinking in a Postmodern World
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
380 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.76 in
- Published: February 2015
$47.00 / £41.00 / AU$66.00Buy
Jon K. Newton is Head of Biblical Studies and Head of Research at Harvest Bible College, Australia. He is the author of Revelation Reclaimed (2009) and editor of New Frontiers (2013), and his articles have been widely published in academic journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Colloquium, and Heythrop Journal. He and his wife live in Melbourne, Australia, and co-pastor Oasis Church.
"Newton offers useful ways to understand how our worldview influences our understanding of the book of Revelation, and more importantly, how Revelation can modify our worldview. The argument is thoughtful and challenging. Where do we stand? How does our worldview influence our thinking about life, God, the Bible, and in particular the Apocalypse? And alternately, how can the Apocalypse affect our worldview? As you read this work, I hope that your response goes even further; not just 'serious consideration,' but a willingness to allow the perspective of the remarkable book of Revelation to mold your worldview and to enhance the way you live."
--Barry Chant, founding President, Tabor College, Adelaide, Australia
"This is an ambitious book. We might term it a 'metagesis' of the book of Revelation--an attempt to explore the foundational presuppositions of John's Apocalypse in critical dialogue with the crumbling metanarratives of Western worldviews. Jon Newton concedes the near impossibility of this task within one book, but argues that nothing less than such attempts will equip Christians to live faithfully in contemporary society. With disarming honesty about his own assumptions, he plunges us into a maelstrom of competing worldviews in both the biblical text and our contexts, and finds a hopeful way forward. This book is a passionate example of pentecostal biblical scholarship at its best."
--Keith Dyer, Whitley College, University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia