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Dr. Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon's PhD was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled "Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation." The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism. In other areas of life, I am married to Judy (since 1977) and we attend New Horizons Christian Church, Whittlesea, having served as senior ministers of Oasis Church in Hampton, a bay side suburb of Melbourne, 2011-2018. Qualifications PhD (Deakin University) Dissertation Title Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation 2007 MA (Australian College of Theology) 2000 BA (Hons) (ICI University, Texas)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Author & Date

    • Author & Date

  • 2

    Historical Background

    • Historical Background

  • 3

    Occasion & Purpose

    • Occasion & Purpose

  • 4

    Rhetoric in Revelation

    • Rhetoric in Revelation

  • 5

    Reception History of Revelation

    • Reception History of Revelation

  • 6

    Major Interpretive Approaches

    • Major Interpretive Approaches

  • 7

    Modern Approaches

    • Modern Approaches

  • 8

    Genre (1)

    • Genre (1)

  • 9

    Genre (2)

    • Genre (2)

  • 10

    Structure & Literary Features

    • Structure & Literary Features

  • 11

    Intertextual References

    • Intertextual References