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Reading the Apocalypse: the Interpreter’s Challenge E-mail
Written by Ian Boxall   
Monday, 02 July 2012 16:34

Ian Boxall is Editor of Scripture Bulletin, and Tutor in New Testament at St Stephen's House, Oxford.

It is probably fair to say that no other biblical book has had so many detractors and critics – inside as well as outside the churches – as the Book of Revelation. Commentators often cite the famous words of Martin Luther, in his Preface to Revelation of September 1522:

'My spirit cannot accommodate itself to this book. For me this is reason enough not to think highly of it: Christ is neither taught nor known in it. … Therefore I stick to the books which present Christ to me clearly and purely.'

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