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Ap 12 jako teologia historii
Rev 12 as a theology of history

Author(s): Joanna Nowińska SM
Subject(s): Philosophy of Religion, Biblical studies, History of Religion
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Teologiczne
Keywords: Theology of history; sign; God’s interference; God’s design; laws of history; dualism; God as a history Ruler;

Summary/Abstract: The Biblical writers notice history as the space of God’s rule. He is the director, who comes into contact with human being through signs – events and words, and also He is the history’s perpetuum mobile. Rev 12 specifically reflect nowadays and the previous in the context of the whole world’s vision and mix the reference to facts (lack of the temple, ark, faithful people, horrible experiences, the death danger), places (the temple, a desert), persons (the Child-Ruler, Michael) with the Old Testament figurative exposing, a typical one for such a book (the Woman with Child, the heaven, the dragon), enriched with a lot of symbols (a crown, a horn, the moon under feet). God’s interference into World history is presented through lightning, voices, thunder, an earthquake and great hail, that stress His power and supremacy. The biblical writer refers to events, which make place whole the time in the natural- and supernatural space, like: the war between God and evil, persecutions, hiding, God’s care of men.

  • Issue Year: 62/2009
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 269-283
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish