The anti-Christ. The Battle of Armageddon. The dreaded Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
You don’t have to be a student of religion to recognize references from the Book of Revelation. The last book in the Bible has fascinated readers for centuries. People who don’t even follow religion are nonetheless familiar with figures and images from Revelation.
And why not? No other New Testament book reads like Revelation. The book virtually drips with blood and reeks of sulfur. At the center of this final battle between good and evil is an action-hero-like Jesus, who is in no mood to turn the other cheek.
]] hasn’t caused the stir I thought it would, actually, but… I would really like a book to take Revelation from the cosmic view. Admittedly, I haven’t read Pagel’s book, and not likely too anytime in the near future, but I still don’t think she fully gets it.
Oh well… back to the drawing board…