Text Box: Associated Mennonite Biblical SeminaryThe Apocalypse of John
(Book of Revelation)


Resources for the Study and Appreciation of Revelation
by Dr. Loren L. Johns

Resources for Study

Books and Commentaries



The Apocalypse of John

in Art

Bibliography on the Revelation to John
by Loren L. Johns

Loren L. Johns
Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary

The Lamb Christology of the Apocalypse of John: An Investigation into Its Origins and Rhetorical Force
(Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, #167 [2.Reihe]; Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2003)


Loren L. Johns
(Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary)
Facing Revelation’s Beasts: The Opportunities and Challenges of Pastoral Ministry at the Edge of History

Revelation Artwork

(featuring the work of Duncan Long and Pat Marvenko Smith [see above])

Felix Just
(Loyola Marymount University)
“Links to Revelation, Apocalyptic and Millennial Websites and Materials”
(extensive set of links!)

Mitchell Reddish

(Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary)

(I consider this one of the best commentaries on Revelation available in the English language.)

Revelations cover

Apocalypse Now!
(Christianity Today article)
by Nelson Kraybill
(President of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN)

Nektarii Kuliuksin
St. John the Theologian in Silence (1679)

Georg S. Adamsen
(Lutheran School of Theology in Aarhus)
Resources for the Study of the Book of Revelation

M. Eugene Boring
(Brite Divinity School
of Texas Christian University)
A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching
Louisville: John Knox, 1989

Review of Beale’s commentary by Russell Morton,
Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio, in Review of Biblical Literature

The woodcuts of Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) on the Book of Revelation

(a PBS Frontline special)

George K. Beale
The Book of Revelation: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.

from a “listserv” discussion on Revelation

Pat Marvenko Smith
Revelation Illustrated

John Dey
(Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora, Ohio)
Sermon Resources
on Apocalypticism and Millennialism

Richard Bauckham
The Theology of the Book of Revelation
(New Testament Theology Series)
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

the above archives

Peter Olsen
Visions of the Apocalypse, an interpretive collection of paintings rendering the scenes of the Apocalypse
(© 1998)

Center for Millennial Studies

Ted Grimsrud
(Eastern Mennonite University)
Triumph of the Lamb: A Self-Study Guide to the Book of Revelation
Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1987

Loren L. Johns
“The Lamb in the Rhetorical Program of the Apocalypse of John,”
Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers, Part Two
(Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998),
pp. 762-784.

Felix Just
(Loyola Marymount University)
Art, Images, Music, and Materials related to the Book of Revelation

Robert M. Royalty, Jr.
(Wabash College)
Apocalypse Then, Apocalypse Now
A seven-week course on the interpretation of the Book of Revelation, from the early church Chiliasts to Medieval Millenialists and Anarchists New World Prophets the Branch Davidians and a look forward to the 21st century.

C. Freeman Sleeper
The Victorious Christ: A Study of the Book of Revelation
Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1996

(or is it 616?)

P.Oxy. LVI 4499
This late third or early fourth-century papyrus has 616 (instead of 666) as the number of the beast.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

David Miles
Apocalyptic Images

Loren L. Johns
(Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary)
The Island of Patmos

Loren L. Johns, ed.
(Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary)
Apocalypticism and Millennialism
Kitchener, Ont.: Pandora Press, 2000
Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2000

Steven Moyise

“Does the Lion Lie Down with the Lamb?” in Studies in the Book of Revelation, ed. S. Moyise
This article asks how the Lamb Christology of Revelation contributes to the book’s theology of power. (See also David Barr’s article below.)


Loren L. Johns
(Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary)
Waco 1993: David Koresh and the Branch Davidians: A Research Bibliography
(a modern apocalyptic movement)

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
(Harvard Divinity School)
Revelation: Vision of a Just World
Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992

Steven Moyise

“Revelation and Intertextuality,” ch. 6 in
The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Sheffield, 1995).


Jeanie C. Crain
(Missouri Western State College)
Online Study Guide
to the Book of Revelation

 David Aune
(University of Notre Dame)
(Word Biblical Commentary)
Waco: Word Books, 1998-

Review of Aune’s commentary
by Jon Paulien
Seventh-Day Adventist Theological Seminary,
Berrien Springs, Mich.


Ross A. Taylor
Evangelical Resources on Revelation

Vernard Eller
The Most Revealing Book of the Bible: Making Sense Out of Revelation
(now full-text online)

David Barr
Wright State University

“Towards an Ethical Reading of The Apocalypse: Reflections on John’s Use of Power, Violence, and Misogyny”

This is one of the best articles available on the theology of power and violence in Revelation.


Leonard L. Thompson
The Apocalypse of John:
A Poem of Terrible Beauty

Leonard L. Thompson
(Abingdon New Testament Commentaries)


Ian Paul
St. John’s College, Nottingham, England

The Ethics of the Book of Revelation

A perceptive look at the ethics of Revelation, unlike those of a previous generation, which typically saw Revelation as an “abandonment” of ethics.


Loren L. Johns and William V. Trollinger

Apocalypticism and Millennialism:

A Select Bibliography for Research

John Nelson Darby
(the father of premillennial dispensationalism)
Synopsis of the Book of Revelation


Loren L. Johns

(Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary)


“Conceiving Violence:

The Apocalypse of John and the Left Behind Series,”


in Direction 34/2 (Fall 2005): 194-214.


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Associate Professor of New Testament, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana.
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