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This course intends to provide a close, exegetical reading of the Book of Revelation—its general framework within the social, literary, historical, political, and theological contexts. To make sense of this type of literature, we need to employ a critical analysis of the various historical, political, literary, religious or theological, and sociological contexts in which first century Christians were subjected. This course also equips students with a theoretical and methodological framework for the relevant symbolic field of Apocalypticism, which is the religious belief in modes of eschatological happenings.