Among specific topics are discipleship in the Apocalypse, Palestinian Jewish apocalyptic, charismatic exegesis in early Judaism and early Christianity, and the Apocalypse of John and Graeco-Roman revelatory magic.
THE STREETS OF HEAVEN: THE IDEOLOGY OF WEALTH IN THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN.
Royalty addresses one well-focused question: How did the audience of the Apocalypse of John hear the abundant references to wealth in this work--the wealth of the risen Jesus, that of the heavenly court, that of the great city Babylon/Rome, and that of the New Jerusalem?
Since that time, I have discovered, and read and reread, both Gabriel Rotello's (1997) apocalyptic descriptions of gay male sexual ecology and Catherine Keller's (1996) own recent book on the biblical Apocalypse of John of Patmos.
It is surely extraordinary that an edition of the New Testament Apocrypha should devote more space to the canonical Apocalypse of John 6 1/2 pages) and to the Shepherd of Hermas (II pages) than is given to introducing any of the apocryphal Christian apocalypses themselves.