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Rossing releases Bible study series on hope in Revelation

Front cover of new "Horizons" Bible study by Barbara Rossing

In a new ecumenical Bible study, Journeys Through Revelation: Apocalyptic Hope for Today, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Professor of New Testament Barbara Rossing counters popular interpretations of apocalyptic symbols and images in Revelation by showing that it is truly a Christ-centered book of hope.

The nine-lesson study developed for the Presbyterian Church Women’s Horizons Bible Study Series guides learners on a journey to meet the crucified Lamb, Jesus. It addresses the questions, “Who wrote this book?,” “Who was it for?,” “What did the symbols mean for them and what do they mean for us, today?” Rossing reframes the popular interpretations of the images of war and violence in Revelation as exodus and liberation through the “wonder-working power of Jesus.”

Journeys Through Revelation is available from www.pcusa.org/ horizons/bible.htm at $8 for the ecumenical or Presbyterian edition. Leader resources, lesson summaries, and a main point outline are free.

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