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Revelation: 4 Views

When one begins to study the book of Revelation, most commentators will write about the various approaches to the interpretation of this book.  They usually are described in four ways:  the Preterist view, the Historicist view, the Futurist view, and the Idealist view. I’ll briefly describe each one:

Preterist View:  Believes that most of the visions described in Revelation have already occurred in the past (during the early years of the Church).  For example, Preterists believe that the first three chapters of Revelation describe 1st century churches, chapters 4-11 describe Jerusalem’s fall in AD 70 while chapters 12-19 would point to Rome’s fall in the 4th century.  The remainder of Revelation would cover the Patristic, medieval, Reformation, and modern church ages culminating with the second coming, general resurrection, last judgment, and the coming of the new heaven and earth.

Historicist View:  Historicists see the events of Revelation as symbolic portrayals of church history from the time of the apostolic church to the end of the age.

Futurist View:  Futurists generally see events in Revelation chapters 4-22 as visions that will be fulfilled in the future to 21st century readers.  People who hold to this interpretive approach believe in an intense seven-year tribulation, followed by the 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth, culminating with the general resurrection, last judgment and the new heaven and earth.

Idealist View:  As defined by one commentator, Idealists view it as a symbolic pictures of such timeless truths as the victory of good over evil.

So, which view do you hold to and why?  

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Resources referred to include:

  • Introduction to Revelation, ESV Study Bible
  • Introduction to Revelation, NIV Study Bible
  • The New International Greek Testament Commentary on Revelation by G.K. Beale.
The one reservation Metz has to the otherwise operative analogy between mirror and screen is that, at the cinema, ‘the spectator is absent from the screen: contrary to the child in the mirror.’ […] Jacqueline Rose clarified the error implied in this reservation by pointing out that 'the phenomenon of transitivism demonstrates that the subject’s mirror identification can be with another child,’ that one always locates one’s own image in another and thus the imaginary identification does not depend on a literal mirror. […] What is most often forgotten, however, is the corollary of this fact: one always locates the other in one’s own image. The effect of this fact on the constitution of the subject is Lacan’s fundamental concern.
—  Joan Copjec, an endnote from Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists, p. 240

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This is Your Brain on [Set Theory].

Frankly, the actual theory students are the ones who are taking our history of theory course the hardest. They were alarmed at being told to expect fifty whole pages of reading per week (cue bitter musicological laughter); I am giddy about the prospect of an outing to the historical music theory collection in the research library this afternoon, whereas the ickle theorists seem rather dismayed at the prospect of dusty old books.

Moreover, Dr. History of Theory’s attempt at combining historicist and presentist approaches seems to be throwing them for a bit of a loop. I’m finishing up a peer review of a short paper on the Boethian bisdiapason,written by one of the first-year PhD students in theory. Now, I haven’t actually studied math since I was thirteen, but:

This is the same with the addition of two diapasons to equal a bisdiapason: 2:1 + 2:1 = 4:1, which spelled out would be 2*2:1*1 = 4:1, with no need to reduce it to prime form to determine the ratio.

…simplest form. Simplest. At least he announced on the first page that he meant to take a presentist approach!

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