The book of Revelation claims to be a prophecy and yet is in the form of an apocalypse. It is clear that both prophetic and apocalyptic ideas have strongly influenced the book. Since prophecy and apocalyptic represent contrasting views of history, how has the writer of the Revelation combined both in one work? Is the book prophetic or apocalyptic?
There is a third factor present in the Revelation, that is, the Christian view of reality. Jesus Christ and the New Testament writings both were influenced by and changed the prophetic and apocalyptic world-views.
The argument of this thesis is that the writer of the Revelation sees in Jesus Christ the meeting place of prophecy and apocalyptic. In Jesus a dialectic is set up between prophecy and apocalyptic out of which a new Christocentric eschatology arises.