Author Faculty (Discipline)

Theology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

12-2019

Book

Revealing Jesus in the Learning Environment: Experiences of Christian Educators pp. 239-254

ISBN

978-0-6484704-1-0

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130211 Religion Curriculum and Pedagogy| 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)| 220407 Studies in Religious Traditions (excl. Eastern, Jewish, Christian and Islamic Traditions)

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Reportable Items

B1

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

This chapter examines the challenge of interpreting the symbolism and the use of antecedent literature in the book of Revelation as a “discussion starter” that focuses on Millennial and Gen Y assumptions about the book. The chapter presents a Christo-centric methodology that builds the faith of students. The methodology emerges from the text itself and provides a responsible approach to the text that demonstrates its historical, theological, literary and contextual nuances. The symbol of the Lamb serves as a pedagogical tool that points to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and is woven into the narrative landscape amidst the rise and fall of beastly powers. Students are taught that this enigmatic book with its polyvalent symbols, intricate structure and hybrid genre is indeed a revelation of Jesus Christ.

Comments

Used by permission: Avondale Academic Press and the author.

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access Revealing Jesus in the Learning Environment: Experiences of Christian Educators from Avondale College Library (371.071 K55).

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