Revelation is one of the most difficult and misinterpreted texts in the Christian Scriptures, yet it is widely used in the liturgical life of the Roman Catholic Church.
In Reading Revelation at Easter Time, Francis Moloney explores it as a celebration of the perennial and ongoing effects of Jesus' death and resurrection. After an introduction to Revelation, the book provides an interpretation for each biblical reading in the Liturgy of the Hours across the Easter period. A presentation of every passage from Revelation used elsewhere in the Roman liturgy is also provided by means of a different typeface across the commentary. Readers are invited to rejoice in the ongoing victory of "the Lamb who was slain before the foundation of the world" (Rev 13:8).
Francis J. Moloney, SDB, studied at the Salesian Pontifical University, at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, both in Rome, and at the University of Oxford (DPhil, 1976). Foundation professor of theology at Australian Catholic University (1994-1999), dean and professor of New Testament at the Catholic University of America (1999-2005), Moloney is a member of the Order of Australia (AM) and a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA). He is currently a senior professorial fellow at the Catholic Theological College in Melbourne, Australia, part of the ecumenical University of Divinity. Moloney is also the author of more than forty books, including The Gospel of John in the Sacra Pagina series.