"The Book of Revelation, the last of the books of the New Testament, is a work without compare: visionary and spiritual, powerful and terrifying. It relates a time of war and disaster, a final judgement of the wicked, and the dawn of a new heaven and earth. This edition brings together the text with many of the artworks it has inspired: from medieval illuminated manuscripts to magnificent paintings by Raphael and William Blake. A detailed introduction helps to explain the symbolism and structure of the text."--Publisher description.