Reclaiming the Book of Revelation

A Suggestion of New Readings in the Local Church

by Wilfried E. Glabach (Author)
Monographs XII, 212 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 259


Progressive Christians have largely resisted studying the book of Revelation, but Reclaiming the Book of Revelation shows that the last book of the Bible has great relevance for progressive Christians and congregations in this world. It addresses themes such as how to avoid being drawn into the values of a consumerist society, how to describe our fears instead of fleeing from them, and how to live with hope in difficult times. Because Revelation has been claimed by the «religious right» and proponents of rapture theology, Wilfried E. Glabach addresses the need for more progressive Christians to give another interpretation of the book. Reclaiming the Book of Revelation offers an interpretation that stresses God’s forgiveness and the «healing of the nations» rather than the destruction of many and the redemption of a few. Dr. Glabach motivates and encourages preachers, teachers, and lay readers to explore Revelation’s vision of assurance, justice, and peace.


XII, 212
ISBN (Book)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. XII, 212 pp.

Biographical notes

Wilfried E. Glabach (Author)

The Author: Wilfried E. Glabach received his D.Min. from San Francisco Theological Seminary. His recent research has focused on his passion for correlating biblical interpretation with preaching and teaching. He served as a pastor near Aachen, Germany, and is now a pastor and teacher at the First Congregational Church of San Francisco, United Church of Christ. He also works as a night minister in San Francisco.


Title: Reclaiming the Book of Revelation