My Book Is Live.

Commentary on the Apocalypse: Part 1 – From Christ with Love, by St. Beatus of Liebana. Translated by M.S. O’Brien.

MOB-CotA-750x1125I hope folks like the cover.

Yup, this is the prologues, and the brief summary of Revelation, and the first 2 “Books” of the Commentary, which give in-depth coverage of Chapters 1-3 of Revelation. There’s about 250 Kindle pages, plus the backmatter with the indexes and such.

But wait, there’s more! The seven churches as seven kinds of Christian! The Church as Noah’s Ark! Lazy bishops! The world’s weirdest scriptural titles for the Bride of Christ! Firestarting in medieval Spanish snowstorms! And some notes on the coat colors of horses and dragons!

So get out there and buy today!

Alas, there are no Mozarabic pictures in my edition. (Which is sad, because that art gets better the more you see of it. Also, Revelation is enough to make you wish you could draw.)

However, you can check out the Silos Apocalypse at the British Library, or the Facundus/Ferdinand and Dona Sancha Codex at the Biblioteca Nacional de Espana (click on “Ver obra completa”), and get all the digitized illuminations and text that you could desire.

(Yes, I made a James Bond joke there. Considering that there will be multiple parts, I have to do something to help folks remember….)

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3 responses to “My Book Is Live.

  1. I bought it and look forward to reading it.

  2. Joy

    I bought it and am sending the link around to interested academics here. Go you!

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