Apocalypse and Allegiance: Worship, Politics, and Devotion in the Book of Revelation
Kraybill places Revelation in its first-century historical context, opening a window into the political, economic, and social realities of the early church. When placed in this context, Revelation comes into focus as a summons to follow Jesus: just as Christians in the first century had to decide whether their loyalty was with Babylon/Rome or the New Jerusalem, followers of Jesus today must make costly choices of allegiance and behavior when kingdoms come into conflict. The book also includes maps, timelines, a glossary, and discussion questions that invite further personal or group reflection. Paperback. Baker Publishing, 2010. 224 pages.