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The Christ of the Apocalypse

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The Apocalypse of John presents itself as a “Revelation of Jesus Christ” (Rev 1:1)—a fact too often overlooked by interpreters of this last book of the Bible. As Msgr. A. Robert Nusca’s The Christ of the Apocalypse: Contemplating the Faces of Jesus in the Book of Revelation proposes, beyond predictions of earthquakes and falling stars, St. John articulates from start to finish a multifaceted and compelling portrait of Jesus Christ.

Nusca offers an exegetical reading of selected verses of the Book of Revelation, incorporating rich spiritual and pastoral reflections. The Christ of the Apocalypse above all affirms that St. John’s God- and Christ-centered, symbolic universe offers our contemporary world a spiritual place to stand amid the shifting sands of postmodernity.

As Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, writes in his Foreword, “Now, as in the first century, Christians face martyrdom, and those who are not called to die for Christ are called to live for Christ in a world which in many ways rejects the Gospel. More than ever, we need the apocalyptic vision, to have our own vision of reality clarified, and to be strengthened in our evangelical witness.”

  • Provides thoughtful exegesis of a difficult New Testament book
  • Illustrates essential Catholic Doctrine ground in the biblical text
  • Compellingly argues for a Christological approach to understanding Revelation
  • The Faces of Jesus in the New Testament
  • Jesus the Glorified Angels Walks amid the Churches
  • The Messianic Lion/Lamb of God
  • Jesus Christ the Divine Warrior
  • A Fourth Face: A Reflection
  • Christian Hope in an Era of Posts
Masterfully written by someone who obviously has presented the Book of Revelation in various pastoral and theological settings. Highly recommended reading for theology and spirituality.

—Fr. Michael Kolarcik, S.J., Rector, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome

A remarkable tour through the least read and most misunderstood book of the New Testament: informative and challenging; deeply learned yet entirely accessible; an inspiring, emboldening contribution to the New Evangelization.

—George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Nusca does not offer us a predictive code for the Bible’s final book, but a path that leads us in, through, and towards God in Christ. . . . Nusca shows a ‘mirror’ of the truth, but also the mirror of a real ‘struggle,’ one of enormous, infinite cost that takes us through the postmodern assaults on our spirits to the divine end of our life with God. This is necessary reading for every Christian leader today.

—Ephraim Radner, professor of historical theology, Wycliffe College, Toronto

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by a world-class set of research and study tools. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

A. Robert Nusca is a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto. He earned a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University. Msgr. Nusca is currently the Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, Toronto. He is Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at St. Augustine’s Seminary and served as President-Rector of St. Augustine’s from 2001–2014.

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