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610 Apocalyptic Writings

(English)

610. Apocalyptic Writings

Elective Scripture Course / 5 hours

The apocalyptic writings are a collection of prophecies and symbolic visions representing the struggle between good and evil. These writings arose in times of religious persecutions and oppression. They were written using symbolic language to protect the authors and their audience. These writings admonish the readers to stand firm in faith and to await patiently the fulfillment of God’s promise.

Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define apocalyptic literature
  • Describe the historical context of the apocalyptic writings
  • Identify the repeated themes of apocalyptic writings
  • Explain the symbolism and understand the meaning of symbols used in apocalyptic literature
  • Identify the theological themes present in apocalyptic literature
  • Understand the implications of these writings for our times