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For many of us, the Apocalypse of John was the "Haight Ashbury" district of the New Testament.
Is not the untutored reader bound to end with the question, 'What on earth is this all about?' - G. B. Caird, The Revelation of St. John the Divine, Harpers, 1966.
Now in this book called the Apocalypse there are, to be sure, many obscure statements, designed to exercise the mind. - Augustine, quoted in Mitchell G. Reddish, Revelation , Smyth & Helwys, 2001, p. xv.
It is well to recall that even balanced theologians who have begun the study of the Apocalypse upon true foundations have progressively gone astray. - Jacques Ellul, Apocalypse The Book of Revelation, Crossroad, 1977.
The Apocalypse of John has as many secrets as words. - Jerome, quoted in G. B. Caird, The Revelation of St. John the Divine, Harpers, 1966.
My spirit cannot accommodate itself to this book. There is one sufficient reason for the small esteem in which I hold it - that Christ is neither taught in it nor recognized. - Martin Luther, quoted in G. B. Caird, The Revelation of St. John the Divine, Harpers, 1966.
The most detestable of all these books of the Bible? - D. H. Lawrence , quoted in Mitchell G. Reddish, Revelation , Smyth & Helwys, 2001, p. 1
[ Locgenecker p. 175]
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