The Book of Revelation: The End of the World or Heaven on Earth?

End of the World or Heaven on Earth

How can anyone be in heaven knowing others are in hell?

The Book of Revelation raises questions that many of us would rather not think about: Does hell exist? Will we be separated from the people we know and love when we die? What does the end of the world look like?

What if Revelation is not about end times, but rather a guide to how we create heaven on earth, right now?

Take a class online with priest, theologian, and seminary professor Michael Battle, and see Revelation like you’ve never seen it before: as a source of hope and inspiration. Over the course of five videos, Dr. Battle will guide participants through the Book of Revelation and illuminate how it reveals God’s dream for humanity. Based on his groundbreaking book, Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation, this curriculum is offered to all free of charge. Use it as your Advent Sunday School curriculum, in a small group, or on your own to gain a new perspective on Revelation and what it means for our lives now.

You may download the curriculum guide (PDF) and the glossary (PDF). To download the videos, click the icon in the upper-right of each video below.

 

Are We There Yet?

 
 
 

Revelation's Nightmares

 
 

Staying Awake

 
 
 

Good Dreams

 
 
 

The Healing of the Nations

 
 
 
 

About Michael Battle

The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle is the Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary in New York. Dr. Battle was ordained a priest by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 1993 and received his masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, a masters of Sacred Theology from Yale University, and a PhD in theology and ethics from Duke University. He is the author of numerous books and founder of PeaceBattle Institute, which addresses the subjects of diversity, spirituality, payer, race, and reconciliation.

 

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