This course will explore the meaning and message of the book of Revelation. Specifically, it will examine the merits of the four major theories of interpretation–Preterist, Idealist, Progressive, Dispensational, and Classical Dispensational. It will look at Revelation’s interaction with the Old Testament and the Kingdom of God motif. Finally, it will give the student confidence in coming to an opinion on how to interpret and apply the books message in a ministry role. This is a book study interpretation class, so it will require a solid reading load. Also, a background in basic hermeneutics would be helpful, but it is not a prerequisite.