Video from Theopolis Institute
The context of the oikouménē matters when we read the Book of Revelation.
The word oikoumene, from which the term “ecumenical” derives, means “the whole inhabited earth”. In the original Greek, it reflected the interaction of religion, philosophy and political administration as they shaped society.
Peter Leithart discusses how the world was very different before the flood and very different after and how eventually the gentiles, you and I become part of the Kingdom of God.