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The Revelation isn’t any longer a hot potato in modern theology. One put it ad acta under the keyword “Jewish Apocalypticism”. Already Luther couldn’t do anything with it. What can you do with it? Is it an exact road map for the end of the world? I’m surprised that a scripture with the heading “Revelation” is such mysterious. But what we possibly believe and criticize to be fuzziness or a deficit of the Revelation actually is its strength. Just because concrete names and historical dates aren’t mentioned in it, it is timeless. Its metaphorical language is ancient and archetypically. Therefore it touches us so deeply as hardly another biblical scripture, when we get involved with it.

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