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The Beasts and Evil in the Political Sphere

Lecture no. 9 from the course: The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History

The Beasts and Evil in the Political Sphere

Taught by Professor Craig R. Koester | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Trace John's depiction of evil through the images of the two beasts. The beast from the sea, whose name equals 666, works in the realm of politics. The beast from the land supports the beast from the sea through practices that serve worldly empire.

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j********m
July 23, 2017
Easily the most informative dissection of Revelations I have ever come across. Prof. Koester diffuses the sensationalistic interpretations of the Apocalypse, which only serve to spread fear and doubt, and brings the viewer to an accurate assessment of what John *really* had in mind when he wrote this fascinating book: a vision of victory and triumph over death and evil. The course is very compelling and thought-provoking and I would highly recommend it to anyone intent on diving deeply into the Book of Revelations and gaining a clearer understanding of the Bible and history as a whole.

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b********t
April 26, 2016

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