Dating of the book of revelation
I recommend the article to you because I find it quite compelling: Gundry, R. “The apostolically Johannine pre-Papian tradition concerning the Gospels of Mark and Matthew,” in Gundry R. The Popes of the last 300 years have endorsed St Thomas Aquinas. H., The old is better: New Testament essays in support of traditional interpretations. The fact that we have here the outward form of a Pauline letter helps us to grasp the essential thrust of the work. This is a classic statement of early Christian hope for the return of Jesus as apocalyptic judge and redeemer.
In the interest of faith, Rev raises passionate objections to Rome and the imperial cult. Prior to Domitian, the state religion did not direct itself against the Christians.
However, that he is able to identify himself, and as a prophet (in sharp contrast to the pseudonymity and practice of apocalyptic writers in general), speaks volumes for the vitality, power, and self-confidence of New Testament Christianity.
Another most unusual aspect of the book of Revelation is its letters to seven churches in Asia Minor: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea (see chapters 2 and 3).
Robert Gundry has done a lot of great work on demonstrating that Eusebius has manipulated many texts in order to discount the book of Revelation.
Gundry goes at great lengths to show that Eusebius created the dichotymy between “John the Apostle” and “John the Elder” in order to discount the book of Revelation because of its supposed millenialism. This is a quick and easy way to learn the basic philosophy and theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Nero's mad acts in Rome against the Christians had nothing to do with the imperial cult.