SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.29 issue1Views on Scripture and rhetorics of persuasion: perspectives on performative preachingThe Book, deconstruction, and the religious sign author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand



Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Acta Theologica

On-line version ISSN 2309-9089
Print version ISSN 1015-8758


DE VILLIERS, Pieter G.R.. The glory of the Son of Man in Revelation 1-3: reflections on mysticism in the New Testament. Acta theol. [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.1, pp.17-39. ISSN 2309-9089.

This article focuses on the mystical nature of the Christophany in Revelation 1-3 in order to illuminate the present research on mysticism in the New Testament. It firstly introduces the relevant text and outlines the extraordinary, exalted nature of the Christophany in Revelation 1. The second part then explains the vision in terms of the mystical revelation of hidden knowledge, whilst the third part analyses the mystical glory of the Son of Man. The article concludes with an explanation of the function of this mystical picture of Christ and the way in which a mystical Christology illuminates the relationship of believers with the divine.

Keywords : Mysticism; Son of Man; Revelation 1; Biblical Spirituality; Glory of God.

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License