Scriptural Study of the
Revelation Bible Study

A Catholic Study of the book of Revelation
Held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Peoria, Illinois

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Bibliographical references

Wilfrid J. Harrington. Revelation. Sacra Pagina Series, volume 16, ed. Daniel J. Harrington. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1993. This is a solid commentary and gives the majority opinion among scripture scholars on questions of interpretation of this book.
G. K. Beale. The Book of Revelation: A Commentary on the Greek Text. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1999. This is another solid commentary.
David Chilton. The Days of Vengeance. Tyler, TX: Dominion Press, 1987. Chilton is a protestant who stakes out some compelling arguments about the book of Revelation contrary to majority opinion. When reading a protestant author, just be aware of his perspective which may require some slight adjustment when approaching some issues with implications for things such as the Eucharist or the Papacy. This book is one of my more significant sources for the course.
Eugenio Corsini. The Apocalypse: The Perennial Revelation of Jesus Christ. trans. Francis J. Moloney. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1983. A very compelling Catholic treatment of Revelation, although the book is out of print. You may try searching used book internet sites to find a copy.
Scott Hahn. The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth. Doubleday, 1999. This book is a much shorter and succinct treatment of many of the important liturgical themes in the book of Revelation. Hahn connects the liturgy in Revelation with the Mass.
Ellen Frankel and Betsy Platkin Teutsch. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1992. This book does not specifically address the book of revelation, but may be useful in providing some background to Jewish symbolism.
David E. Aune. Word Biblical Commentary, Revelation 1-5, vol 52a, Word Biblical Commentary, Revelation 6-16, vol 52b, Word Biblical Commentary, Revelation 17-22, vol 52c. Nashville, TN: Thomas Helson, 1997. This commentary is extraordinary detailed, but provides a thorough summary of all the various scholarly positions on each passage of the book.