I only make small progress in reading the bible by myself since I don´t have too much time in university, which leads me to often listen to scholars and their interpretation of certain parables and talks about the biblical histority. Also I read most of the articles here and on other websites about the word of Jesus, but one thing that never really comes up is what to make out of the book of revelation. I don´t think there is any article here and I found that reliable sources about it are pretty rare. Also it hasn´t been discussed here, has it? So my questions are:
-How do you read it?
-Does it affect the way you see Jesus word or the way you think about theology?
-Are there historical accounts that you can name, that seemed to inspire it?
-Is it from John himself or another unknown author?
-Why is it even in the bible?
-Is the atheistic criticism, that christians tend to ignore it fair?
The old Testament is hold in a pretty high regard, even if we doubt several aspects of its histority, since it were old stories that have been written down a lot later, but on the revelation most seem to stay silent.
And I´m asking here, since I think that you will have better/more reliable answers than Wikipedia.
Thanks a lot!