How to read well: Apocalyptic Literature

In the last post in this series, we will consider the book of Revelation, the only prophetic book in the New Testament. More precisely, Revelation is what is called apocalyptic, that is, unveiling, in nature. But how can you read it?

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How to read well: New Testament Letters #1

Of the 27 books that make up the Protestant New Testament Canon, 21 are letters, at least two other books contain letters (Acts, Revelation). Some letters were written primarily to a particular congregation, others were addressed to individuals, and still others seem to address groups of churches or the church universal. Since letters vary greatly in style, length, the flow of argument and the literary devices, are there certain principles that can help us read any NT letter? The good news is: Yes!