Sunday, March 28, 2010

April 30, Book of Revelation

The next Great Books KC meeting:
What: Book of Revelation from the Bible
When: April 30, 2010, 7:00 PM
Where: Plaza Branch Library
4801 Main Street, KC, MO 65112
We're reading the Book of Revelation from the New Testament of the Christian Bible. We will meet to discuss it on Friday April 30 at the Plaza Branch Library, 7 p.m. We will be discussing it as a historic literary work, and not necessarily as divinely inspired material.


Clif Hostetler said...

The Book of Revelation (from the Christian Bible) could be considered the First Century’s version of dystopia. Following last month’s discussion of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four it seems appropriate to move on to the granddaddy of them all. As a work of literature it’s hard to find another example that has received more attention over the past 2,000 years as many people tried to remove it from its First and Second Century context and apply it to their own time. Thus in terms of history and impact of Western Civilization, the Book of Revelation meets our definition of a “great” book.

Clif Hostetler said...

There were six of us present on April 30 to discuss the Book of Revelation. The group present represented a diverse range of perspectives on the book, and we all had an interesting and lively discussion.