Revelation

Revelation

Taught by Craig S. Keener

This online course features New Testament scholar Craig Keener teaching through the book of Revelation.

These lessons, based on Keener’s Revelation commentary in the NIV Application Commentary series, help you grasp the message of Revelation and the powerful impact it can have today.

Course Details

  • 15 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 6.25 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Revelation (NIVAC)

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Course Description

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Those who study the book of Revelation usually view it from one of several positions regarding a time of tribulation, the rapture of the church, and the thousand-year reign of Christ on earth. Some have used Revelation to pinpoint present and future events ranging from the identity of the Antichrist to the exact date and hour of Christ’s return.

What can we know about the book of Revelation? What should we make of its visions of apocalyptic horsemen, horns with faces, flying angels, and fantastic beasts?

More important, what meaning does it hold for us here and now, and how can we apply it to our lives?

This online course features top New Testament scholar Craig S. Keener teaching through the book of Revelation. Based on Keener’s Revelation commentary in the NIV Application Commentary series, these lessons explore the links between the Bible's final book and how we should live our lives today.

With honesty and scholarly insight, each session shows how Revelation strengthens our hope in the future while enabling us to live out our Christian faith wisely in the present.

This online course offers you the unique chance to learn about one of the Bible’s most important books from one of today’s premier New Testament scholars.

Meet Your Instructors

Craig S. Keener

Ph.D., Duke University, M.A., M.Div., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, B.A., Central College

Craig S. Keener is the F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and holds a doctoral degree in New Testament Studies and the Origins of Christianity from Duke University.

Craig has authored 22 books, five of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. His IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament has sold more than half a million copies. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, for which Craig authored most of the New Testament notes (and which John Walton and Craig edited), won Bible of the Year in the 2017 Christian Book Awards, and also won Book of the Year in the Religion: Christianity category of the International Book Awards.

His recent books include Spirit Hermeneutics; The Mind of the Spirit: Paul’s Approach to Transformed Thinking; Acts: A Exegetical Commentary (4 vols.); Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts; The Historical Jesus of the Gospels; The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary; Romans; 1-2 Corinthians; The Gospel of John: A Commentary; and Revelation. He has also published more than 70 academic articles and more than 170 popular articles.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Revelation

  • Revelation 1

  • Revelation 2

  • Revelation 3

  • Revelation 4-5

  • Revelation 6

  • Revelation 7-8

  • Revelation 9-11

  • MIDTERM

  • Revelation 12

  • Revelation 13

  • Revelation 14-15

  • Revelation 16-17

  • Revelation 18

  • Revelation 19-20

  • Revelation 21-22

  • FINAL EXAM


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