Demystifying the Book of Revelation DVD

Demystifying the Book of Revelation DVD

What does the Book of Revelation mean? Does it have a message for today?

Father Bill Burton is an expert at explaining parts of the Bible that baffle us. In this case, he also busts myths that have been perpetuated for centuries.

In order to see clearly what the book of Revelation has to say for our times, watch this 6-segment video series as Fr. Bill explains:

  • The Genre of Apocalyptic Literature and How to "Read" It
  • Jewish Sources, Like the Book of Daniel, that Inspired Revelation’s Author
  • The Basics: Who wrote Revelation? When? What does the book say?
  • What Makes this Book So Attractive to So Many?
  • The Erroneous "Rapturist" Interpretation
  • A Better Understanding
Difficulties of understanding aside, Fr. Bill explains that the message of the book of Revelation, while confusing to us, was clear to early Christians: Rome is evil, Christians should withdraw from Roman society, and they should do so knowing that it will cost them dearly. Christian non-involvement and passive resistance will ultimately result in victory, but such a victory, like Christ’s, may include suffering persecution and death.

Careful study of Revelation can reclaim it within traditional scriptural interpretation and renew its ancient power to transform and challenge our contemporary Christian life.

Fr. Bill Burton earned his doctorate from the Pontifical Gregorian University and his SSL from the Pontifical Institute in Rome. In addition he has a MEd in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University, Chicago. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in Catholic Biblical Studies at universities for twenty years. He currently teaches at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. He has published many articles in The Bible Today and each year he guides groups of pilgrims on Biblical Study Pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Fr. Bill is also the author of the DVD series,Introduction to the Bible, published by St. Anthony Messenger Press.

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