This is the Rev. Clarence Larkin's guide to the Book of Revelation. Larkin, who published several booksabout biblical studies in the 1910s and 20s, was a 'Dispensationalist,' one of the threads of modernEvangelical Christianity. The predecessor of Larkin is J.N. Darby, the founder of Dispensationalism, andamong his many successors areHal Lindsay, and theLeft Behindbooks.Unlike more recent authors, however, Larkin does not make any claims to know when or exactly how theprophecies will unfold. Rather he takes us on a grand tour of the Apocalypse of St. John, and guides usthrough its images, symbols and poetry. Larkin sorts out what could be a reference to an actual event orperson, (without attempting any particular association) and what is pure symbolism. Larkin uses boldtype extensively for emphasis, as well as some superb 'visual aids' in the form of intricate charts andmaps.
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