Most people's concept of the 'end of the world' comes from the book of Revelation.
Author: Simon Pearson
Most people's concept of the 'end of the world' comes from the book of Revelation. Today, there are an estimated 25 million Christian fundamentalists in the US who believe it will come with the 'Rapture;' others point to an ecological catastrophe, the AIDS pandemic, nuclear and biological warfare. With the benefit of a vast historical canvas, Pearson examines both apocalyptic theory (biblical literature, art, and popular culture) and practice (politics, cults, war, and revolution), from its Biblical beginnings to the Branch Davidians, via the Vikings, the French Revolution, the Pilgrim Fathers, Hitler's Apocalyptic rhetoric, asteroids, Hollywood and suicide bombers. Pearson's illuminating study shows how our pictures of the end of the world have evoked and converged--and are still very much on the agenda.
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.
Author: Martha Himmelfarb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This accessible and enlightening history provides insights into the fascinating genre of apocalyptic literature, showing how the apocalypse encompasses far more than popular views of the last judgment and violent end of the world might suggest. An accessible and enlightening history of the "apocalypses"--ancient Jewish and Christian works -- providing fresh insights into the fascinating genre of literature Shows how the apocalypses were concerned not only 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 Traces the tradition of apocalyptic writing through the Middle Ages, through to the modern era, when social movements still prophesise the world’s imminent demise
The Year 1000 , it was generally believed , would mark the end of the world . As
the time drew near , the hearts of men misgave them . The devastations of the
Normans and the contentions of the nobles had desolated the country . Towns
From his perspective in 1922, H.G. Wells wrote a "Short History of the World.
Author: H.G. Wells
Publisher: Xist Publishing
From his perspective in 1922, H.G. Wells wrote a "Short History of the World." This straightforward look at the world's timeline, from the first appearance of humans to the reconstruction after World War I is an engaging and concise adventure story that also happens to be true. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.
Surely World War II was " the war to end all wars . ” Those who had served were
anxious to get home , pick up their civilian careers , and forget about fighting .
Once again the United States ' great balanced military force was allowed to
The poor creatures felt it an impossibility that humanity could survive under this
system ; and , seeing no change in the horizon , it is not astonishing that they
believed the end of the world at hand . The year 1000 approached ; and the
The world population has grown from 1.7 billion to 7.7 billion in the last 100 years.
Author: Angus Lamont
The world population has grown from 1.7 billion to 7.7 billion in the last 100 years. We use more energy and resources than ever before. We are programmed to achieve and to show our achievement in the social hierarchy with our houses, cars, possessions and exotic holidays. We are naturally greedy, the economy of the Western World is built on consumerism and a mountain of debt. World travel and a huge population puts us at risk of disease pandemics. When faced with a viral pandemic the governments of the world close down their countries to protect us but people and governments only act when disaster stares us in the face. We are very immediate in our thinking, we do not adequately plan for the future and we do not consider the outcome of our actions. Risks that may be certain but which will not occur in the near future are ignored. We condemn the burning of rainforests in South America whilst we drive large gas guzzling cars and fly the world on exotic holidays. We buy new mobile phones whilst the old one still work. We cannot help ourselves. The very instincts that have made humans so successful are driving us to extinction and we cannot even see it. What is the chance for the human race in the future?
Having with our little history arrived at the end of the revolutionary war , we must
say in the words of the great Apostle ... princes , and all the rest of the
governments of a watchful and jealous world , they should carefully guard the
doctrine of the ...
The history of the development of forestry in Germany may be divided into
periods variously. ... namely: first, to the end of the middle ages, when, with the
discoveries of America and other new countries, an enlargement of the world's
Author: B. E. Fernow
Publisher: Good Press
"A Brief History of Forestry" by B. E. Fernow. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Every generation of people think that their problems are the most important ever.
Author: Catalin Negru
Publisher: Catalin Negru
Every generation of people think that their problems are the most important ever. As history flows without interruption and doomsday scenarios fail, the following generations focus on their own contemporary events, ignoring or underestimating the past. In this way people always see “signs” in their times and the end of the world is constantly a fresh subject.
1 But observations and deductions from facts are to be governed by the idea of
the end : the highest of the “ causes ” of ... In other words the world of matter is
inherently a world of movement — matter has reality ( form ) for us only as in
This brief book stresses the profound global transformation that has occurred since 1945 as a result of the collapse of the remaining great colonial empires, and the emergence of nation-states throughout the world.
Author: Daniel R. Brower
Publisher: Pearson College Division
This brief book stresses the profound global transformation that has occurred since 1945 as a result of the collapse of the remaining great colonial empires, and the emergence of nation-states throughout the world. Its thematic emphasis makes clear as well the importance of the Cold War in influencing the process by which these nation-states sought to create new ideals and new institutions—to insure order and justice within their boundaries, and find places within the international community. The book also links the new nation-states in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with the ethnic conflicts, local wars, and terrorist movements that became increasingly prevalent toward the end of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. For a world-historical perspective on contemporary civilization.
Author: J. L. BISHOP (of New York.)Publish On: 1843
66 1 ; the beloved city will be the 144,000 , the twelve tribes of Israel , the bride
on this Earth at Christ's coming , who will ... As we are drawing to the end of this
Treatise , let us be reminded , that Jesus said as it was in the days of Noah and
Spanning 5000 years of history, the book shows how the three tyrannies of militarized states, capital accumulation and ideological power have been steering both ecosystems and societies to the brink of collapse.
Author: Fabian Scheidler
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
The End of the Megamachine provides a uniquely comprehensive picture of the roots of the destructive forces that are threatening the future of humankind today. Spanning 5000 years of history, the book shows how the three tyrannies of militarized states, capital accumulation and ideological power have been steering both ecosystems and societies to the brink of collapse. With the growing instability of the Megamachine in the 21st century, new dangers open up as well as new possibilities for systemic change, to which everyone can contribute. Originally published in Germany in 2015 to great acclaim, Zero Books presents the first English language edition of The End of the Megamachine: A Brief History of a Failing Civilization. “The topic could not be more important. A very valuable and surely timely contribution.” Noam Chomsky
... world to the apotheosis of Cæsar , as end with a metamorphosis . The myths
are freely handled aster Greek models , and often loosely connected with each
other . On account of his banishment , the work was not fully completed . Simpler
"Drawing on individual biographies (including those of colonial officials accused of secretly practicing Judaism), family histories, Inquisition records, letters, and other primary sources, Hordes provides a detailed account of the economic ...
Author: Stanley M. Hordes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
"Drawing on individual biographies (including those of colonial officials accused of secretly practicing Judaism), family histories, Inquisition records, letters, and other primary sources, Hordes provides a detailed account of the economic, social, and religious lives of crypto-Jews during the colonial period and after the annexation of New Mexico by the United States in 1846."--BOOK JACKET.
12 STATE OF THE WORLD BEFORE CHRIST . when Cyrus , king of Persia , after
taking Babylon , gave permission to the Jews , by inspiration ... In a short time the
second temple was finished ; and when the old men began to complain that its
magnificence was far inferior to that of the first ... How was it brought to an end ?