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The Apocalypse: A Brief History - Martha Himmelfarb
The Apocalypse: A Brief History
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For most people, the term "apocalypse" conjures disturbing images of impending doom. Yet historically, apocalypse encompasses far more than the cataclysmic events prophesied in the Book of Revelation. The Apocalypse: A Brief History provides us with a concise historical and thematic introduction... show more
For most people, the term "apocalypse" conjures disturbing images of impending doom. Yet historically, apocalypse encompasses far more than the cataclysmic events prophesied in the Book of Revelation. The Apocalypse: A Brief History provides us with a concise historical and thematic introduction to the "apocalypses," the ancient Jewish and Christian works concerned not just with popular views of the last judgment and violent end of the world – but with reward and punishment after death, the heavenly temple, and the revelation of astronomical phenomena and other secrets of nature.The book traces the tradition of apocalyptic writing through the Middle Ages, when Jews and Christians continued to record apocalypses and developed related forms of literature. It concludes with a look at the modern era, a time when the production of apocalypses may have ended, yet movements with intense expectations of the world's imminent demise continue unabated. Accessible and enlightening, this brief history provides readers with insights into the fascinating historical genre of apocalyptic literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781405113472 (1405113472)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Pages no: 178
Edition language: English
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