The Book of Revelation and the Visual Culture of Asia Minor: A Concurrence of ImagesThe Rev. Andrew R. Guffey, Ph.D. The book of Revelation is one of the most visually rich books of the Bible, and yet it is difficult to come to grips with its intense visuality. What are the “bizarre” images of the […]
by Elizabeth Struthers MalbonProfessor Emerita of Religion and Culture, Virginia TechAABSChrist Episcopal Church, Blacksburg, Virginia This is liturgical Year B, the year of Mark’s Gospel in the three-year cycle of lectionary readings. But, in churches who follow the Revised Common Lectionary, we have not yet read much of Mark’s Gospel since the church year began […]
While Mark’s geographical knowledge has been questioned in 21st-century terms, I am convinced that he expected the audience to understand, in 1st-century terms, the ethnography indicated by the geographical references.