'Quale regnum exinde iustorum! Qualis civitas nova hierusalem!'
: Revelation 19 - 21 in the exegesis of the Christian communities of Roman Africa from the II to the IV century

  • Martina Vercesi

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis (PhD)


The aim of this research is to analyse the reception and the interpretation of Revelation 19 – 21 in the early Christian communities of Roman Africa between the second and the fourth century. The chapters chosen are related to the series of events that anticipate the end of the world: the coming of the millennial kingdom of Christ, the final judgment, and the descent of the holy city, the New Jerusalem. Throughout the examination of the authors’ literary production and documents of martyrdom, this research attempts to provide an overview of the role of these three chapters in the exegesis of the North African Christian communities.
Date of Award16 Jun 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of St Andrews
SupervisorMark Warwick Elliott (Supervisor)


  • New Testament
  • Book of Revelation
  • Reception history
  • Patristics

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