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PAPERBACK; Published: 7/6/1972
ISBN: 978-0-8028-1455-5
88 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 5.5 x 8.5
This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable.

The study of apocalyptic — the body of ancient literature dealing with the end of the world — is vital to an understanding of the New Testament. Most of us, however, know very little about the subject — and if Leon Morris is correct, much of what we think we know is wrong.

In this brief introduction to apocalyptic, Morris brings together the results of a great deal of work that has been done on the subject by himself and others. In a clear and lucid style, he addresses himself to the characteristics of apocalyptic writings, the world from which they arose, and their relation to the gospel. "Apocalyptic is not a good medium for expressing the cruciality of the cross," Morris concludes, "and in fact it does not express it . . . We cannot understand important sections of the New Testament without some knowledge of apocalyptic. But we cannot hold that apocalyptic contains the key to the whole. . . ."
Canon R. A. Ward
"Dr. Morris has established a tradition, and it is here maintained: evidence of wide reading, mastery of the sources, the exercise of an independent, critical judgment, courtesy and fairness towards all. Apocalyptic sets out the main points clearly, and will be a great help — especially to young seminarians."
S. A. Cartledge
—Columbia Theological Seminary
"This little book will take its place as a truly significant contribution to New Testament scholarship. Morris uses well the literature in the field. He writes in a simple, plain style. He deals fairly with points of view that he does not accept."