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The Book of Revelation
PAPERBACK; Published: 11/21/2019
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2226-0
Price: $ 67.99
424 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Medieval exegesis of the Apocalypse from Richard of St. Victor through Nicolas of Lyra

In this volume Franciscan scholar David Burr concentrates on the mendicant contribution to the book of Revelation. Clashing interpretive strategies developed, mirroring authority structures in the context of the new institutional framework of the university, the new methodology of scholasticism, and expanding papal authority. By the early fourteenth century a clear victory of one strategy and one structure emerges in the work of Pierre Auriol and Nicholas of Lyra, and, conversely, the defeat of another in the posthumous condemnations of Petrus Iohannis Olivi and, to some extent, Joachim of Fiore. 

This is the fifth volume of The Bible in Medieval Tradition (BMT), a series designed to reconnect the church with part of its rich history of biblical interpretation.

Catholic Media Association CMA Book Awards Theology - History of Theology, Church Fathers and Mothers Third Place (2020)
The Expository Times
“A fine addition to both Revelation scholarship and the history of the Medieval Church.”
Review of Biblical Literature
“Anyone with a significant interest in Revelation’s history of interpretation will benefit from Burr’s work and will realize the helpfulness of Burr’s expert guidance.”