No, not that one. Rather, the subject refers to my latest Cathedral News (our quarterly magazine) article – it should be out in the next few weeks. Here is an excerpt:
One of the most famous books of the entire Bible is the Book of Revelation (please note that it is singular and not Revelations). Part of the fame of Revelation comes from the its language and subject matter; the striking imagery and fierce wording as well as what seems like encrypted writing have lead to misinterpretation and misunderstanding of what is really just a typical example of a style of authorship knows as apocalyptic literature, such as that used in the Book of Daniel. Revelation was only admitted into the Biblical canon after much argument and with reluctance. It is the only book of the New Testament that is not read during Orthodox church services. Interestingly, immediately before it in the Bible is another book that in its time was also very controversial but unlike its more famous neighbor it sits in relative obscurity – the Epistle of Jude.