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The Apocalypse : controversies and meaning in Western history. Cover Image DVD DVD

The Apocalypse : controversies and meaning in Western history.

Koester, Craig R., 1953- (lecturer.). Teaching Company. (Added Author).


This guide to the historical and intellectual background of the John of Patmos' Apocalypse includes a close reading of the text, focusing on the meaning of its images and details the wide-ranging impact of the book on Christian and Western history. Dr. Koester examines its meaning in John's day and how it continues to be meaningful to contemporary readers, for some as a book of predictions and others as a work of literature, while it remains for most who read it a message of hope.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781598038026
  • ISBN: 1598038028
  • Physical Description: 4 DVDs (approx. 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 152 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm).
  • Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Company, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Course no. 6433."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
The accompanying course guidebook includes a glossary, biographical notes, and a bibliography.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Lessons 1-6. Revelation and the apocalyptic tradition -- Apocalyptic worldview in Judaism -- Apocalyptic dimension of early Christianity -- Origins of the book of Revelation -- Issues facing Revelation's first readers -- God, the Lamb, and the seven seals -- Disc 2. Lessons 7-12. Seven trumpets, temple, and celebration -- The dragon and the problem of evil -- The beasts and evil in the political sphere -- The harlot and the imperial economy -- The battle, the kingdom, and last judgment -- New creation and new Jerusalem -- Disc 3. Lessons 13-18. Antichrist and the millennium -- Revelation's place in the Christian Bible -- The Apocalypse and spiritual life -- The key to the meaning of history -- Apocalyptic fervor in the late Middle Ages -- Luther, radicals, and Roman Catholics -- disc 4. Lessons 19-24. Revelation takes musical form -- Revelation in African American culture -- The Apocalypse and social progress -- Awaiting the end in 1844 and beyond -- Rapture, tribulation, and Armageddon -- The modern apocalyptic renaissance.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lectures by Professor Craig R. Koester, Luther Seminary.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1.
Subject: Bible. Revelation > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Genre: Myths.
Educational films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Arnold DVD 228.06 APOCALYP (Text) Complete Set 30000025015797 Videos Available -

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