Spectrum of light and colour in the image of God in the Revelation of Saint John. Theological message Cover Image

Spektrum światła i barw w obrazie Boga w Apokalipsie św. Jana. Przesłanie teologiczne
Spectrum of light and colour in the image of God in the Revelation of Saint John. Theological message

Author(s): Joanna Nowińska
Subject(s): Biblical studies
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Łodzi
Keywords: God; description; light; colour; diversity; affirmation; dynamic

Summary/Abstract: Recent biblical research focuses on the elements which are important in the description of God in the Old and New Testament, such as sound and visual design. The last one is originally developed inthe Book of Revelation. God is presented there as shining and as the source of light for New Jerusalem;he is compared to a jasper and a sardine stone. The structure of the text stresses the role of colour andbrightness as most important in describing His identity. In this way God is presented as perceptible, butnot attainable, transcendent and full of life and affirmation for the world and creatures. A mystery ofsuch descriptions implies joy in their recipients, assures of God acceptance of diversity and also allowsus to open to hope and to experience God in beauty of the world.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 77-94
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish