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The Gospel in Revelation:
Gospel & Apocalypse

Graeme Goldsworthy (Paternoster, 1984)

Blurb Review


It has become a standard evangelical disclaimer to talk about the book of Revelation as a happy hunting ground for cranks and end-time exegetes ... but to still not have a much of a clue what it really does mean! The majority of our evangelical churches are still not all that familiar with either its contents or how best to handle and apply it in our own lives and pulpits. In this little book Graeme Goldsworthy offers a fresh understanding of the purpose and contemporary relevance of Revelation, arguing that the gospel is the key to unlocking its meaning. The study is further informed by the author's knowledge of Old Testament literary idiom and structure. It could be argued that biblical theology is one of the most important disciplines to get a grip of for interpreting Revelation and so this book is definitely not to be neglected in the wealth of books available on the Apocalypse.


1. I saw a Lamb standing as though it had been slain: the Gospel as the Key to Revelation
2. The tribulation and the kingdom: the Gospel and our Present Sufferings
3. They have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb: Justification by Faith in Revelation
4. The great day of God Almighty
5. To him who overcomes: the Letters to the Seven Churches
6. I saw a beast coming out of the sea: the Apocalyptic and Prophetic Passages
7. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain: the Hymnic Passages
8. And there was war in heaven: Conflict and Armageddon
9. I saw a new heaven and a new earth: the Final Separation
10. Come, Lord Jesus! Living in Hope for the Future
Appendix: what is the mark of the Beast?

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