Description: The title Thunder and Love speaks of the passion and compassion of the writer of Revelation. That exciting, but sometimes perplexing, New Testament document is the subject of Dr. Smalley's fascinating study. His book combines the depth of research required for the serious scholar of apocalyptic literature, with many fresh insights and surprising conclusions for the inquiring reader. We are given here not only a new appreciation of the text of Revelation, and of the volatile community for which John wrote, but also a sharp application of its message to the needs of our present spiritual, social, and political situation. About the Contributor(s): Stephen Smalley is the Dean of Chester Cathedral. He holds an MA and PhD from Cambridge University, and a BD from Eden Theological Seminary. His other works include Christ and Spirit in the New Testament (coeditor and contributor), John: Evangelist and Interpreter, and 1, 2, 3 John in the Word Biblical Commentary series.