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Most people see Revelation as a book shrouded in mystery and uncertainty. As well, the various interpretations offered only add to the confusion of the book. Yet, John uses clear images and themes in his Apocalypse, on which most people can agree. The account of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Revelation 19:6-9 offers an open window into John’s theology of the Bride of Christ. This thesis seeks to understand John’s theological implications that arise from the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

This thesis began in chapter 1 with a statement of the problem in understanding John’s theological implications in the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, as well as background on the divine marriage metaphor. Chapter 2 provided the context of Revelation and an exegesis of Revelation 19:6-9. Chapter 3 analyzed John’s theological implications for the Marriage Supper through the lens of modern theology. Finally, chapter 4 concluded by summarizing the findings and offering implications on ways John’s theology can affect the Universal Church and, specifically, the American Church


Master of Divinity