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Lecture 39

THEO 1088 Lecture 39: MAY1_THEO100206_WALTON

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THEO 1088

Monday, May 1, 2017 Revelation and the Canon Notes from HW Reading From Mary Callaway Canonical Criticism: Page 146: The very nature of canon is to be simultaneously stable and adaptableit is not the final form of the text but the process by which the community arrived at that form that is canonically significant. Canonical criticism helps close the gap between what it meant and what is means by retrieving canonical hermeneutics, the underlying theological presuppositions by which ancient communities applied old traditions to new situations Wednesday Review Session Final is on 515! Class Notes Lecture 32 Rev 17 and 18 (Connections to Roman Empire) symbolism (some are more obvious, some are not as clear) WHORE OF BABYLON rev 17:118 some of the symbols are given directly: The whore represents Babylon verses 1518 15 And he said to me, The waters that you saw, where the whore is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages. 16 And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the whore; they will make her desolate and naked; they will devour her flesh and burn her up with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by agreeing to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled. 18 The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth. 1
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