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The Resource Bede : Commentary on Revelation, translated by Faith Wallis

Bede : Commentary on Revelation, translated by Faith Wallis

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Bede : Commentary on Revelation
Title
Bede
Title remainder
Commentary on Revelation
Statement of responsibility
translated by Faith Wallis
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Language
eng
Summary
The Commentary on Revelation is Bede's first venture into Biblical exegesis - an ambitious choice for a young monastic scholar in a newly Christianized land. Its subject matter - the climax of the great story of creation and redemption, of history and of time itself - adds to the Commentary's intrinsic importance, for these themes lie at the heart of Bede's concerns and of his achievement as a historian, exegete, scholar, and preacher. But Bede was also a man of his age. When he penned the Commentary around 703, speculation and anxiety about the end of the world was in the air. According to conventional chronology, almost 6,000 years had passed since creation. If for God 'one day ... is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day' (2 Peter 3:8), the world was destined to last six millennia, corresponding to the six days of creation. The end, then, was close. Bede vigorously opposed the temptation to calculate the time of the end. The Commentary argues that Revelation is not a literal prophecy, but a symbolic reflection on the perennial struggle of the Church in this world. At the same time, the young Bede is starting to shape his own account of how the end-times would unfold. This translation, prefaced by a substantial Introduction, will be of interest to students of medieval religious and cultural history, of Anglo-Saxon England, and of the history of Biblical exegesis in the Middle Ages."--Jacket
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UKMGB
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673-735
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Bede
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Wallis, Faith
Series statement
Translated texts for historians
Series volume
58
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Bede
Label
Bede : Commentary on Revelation, translated by Faith Wallis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [292]-308) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn806494289
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 343 p.
Isbn
9781846318443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Bede : Commentary on Revelation, translated by Faith Wallis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [292]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn806494289
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 343 p.
Isbn
9781846318443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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