HTS Theological Studies
versão On-line ISSN 2072-8050
versão impressa ISSN 0259-9422
ROSELL, Sergio. John's Apocalypse: dynamic word-images for a new world. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2011, vol.67, n.1, pp.00-00. ISSN 2072-8050.
The aim of the article is to investigate the function of the symbols and images in the Apocalypse of John. Its aim is to focus on the mental scenarios readers are bringing to the text, rather than on Johns supposed lack of ability to convey his message. The article discusses both the symbolic or iconographic and the evocative power within the historical situation which the author of the Apocalypse addresses. The articles intention is to show how John reveals an alternative way of understanding history through the use of his particular imagery, aided by film theory tools and based on previous work that had perceived the Apocalypses theatrical nature, in order to discover Johns use of images, their function and the new world he aims to portray.