A History of the Apocalypse

A History of the Apocalypse

Every generation of people think that their problems are the most important ever.

Author: Catalin Negru

Publisher: Catalin Negru

ISBN: 9781387923304

Category: Religion

Page: 516

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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.
Categories: Religion

Apocalyptic Time

Apocalyptic Time

The nature and perception of time in millennial movements form the basis for this comprehensive and comparative book.

Author: Albert I. Baumgartner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047400561

Category: Religion

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The nature and perception of time in millennial movements form the basis for this comprehensive and comparative book. In a wide variety of cases, the authors analyze millennial movements from the three Abrahamic faiths, as well as from the East.
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Relics Apocalypse and the Deceits of History

Relics  Apocalypse  and the Deceits of History

Landes traces the life and career of Ademar of Chabannes--a monk, historian, liturgist, and hagiographer who lived at the turn of the first Christian millennium.

Author: Richard Landes

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674755308

Category: History

Page: 404

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Landes traces the life and career of Ademar of Chabannes--a monk, historian, liturgist, and hagiographer who lived at the turn of the first Christian millennium. Using over 1,000 folios of autograph manuscript that Ademar left behind, Landes has been able to reconstruct in great detail the development of Ademar's career and the events of his day.
Categories: History

The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages

The Apocalypse in the Middle Ages

An innovative overview of the influence of the Apocalypse on the shaping of the Christian culture of the Middle Ages.

Author: Richard Kenneth Emmerson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801495504

Category: History

Page: 428

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An innovative overview of the influence of the Apocalypse on the shaping of the Christian culture of the Middle Ages.
Categories: History

Writing the Apocalypse

Writing the Apocalypse

This is a comparative literary study of apocalyptic themes and narrative techniques in the contemporary North and Latin American novel.

Author: Lois Parkinson Zamora

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521362237

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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This is a comparative literary study of apocalyptic themes and narrative techniques in the contemporary North and Latin American novel. Zamora explores the history of the myth of apocalypse, from the Bible to medieval and later interpretations, and relates this to the development of American apocalyptic attitudes. She demonstrates that the symbolic tensions inherent in the apocalytic myth have special meaning for postmodern writers. Zamora focuses her examination on the relationship between the temporal ends and the narrative endings in the works of six major novelists: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Thomas Pynchon, Julio Cortazar, John Barth, Walker Percy, and Carlos Fuentes. Distinguished by its unique, cross-cultural perspective, this book addresses the question of the apocalypse as a matter of intellectual and literary history. Zamora's analysis will enlighten both scholars of North and Latin American literature and readers of contemporary fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Exile and Kingdom

Exile and Kingdom

By tracing the ideological origins of the Puritan migration within the context of the English apocalyptic tradition, Dr Zakai shows how Puritans transformed the premises of that tradition by rejecting the notion of England as God's elect ...

Author: Avihu Zakai

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521521424

Category: History

Page: 276

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By tracing the ideological origins of the Puritan migration within the context of the English apocalyptic tradition, Dr Zakai shows how Puritans transformed the premises of that tradition by rejecting the notion of England as God's elect nation and by conferring that title upon the American wilderness.
Categories: History

Horae Apocalypticae Or A Commentary on the Apocalypse Critical and Historical

Horae Apocalypticae  Or  A Commentary on the Apocalypse  Critical and Historical

The Nova . cites the Apocalypse as both a book of tian schism began about A.D.
251 , the sacred Scripture , and as ... of my History of Apocalyptic was mainly
founded his doubt as to its Interpretation , in the Appendix to my 4th inspiration.

Author: Edward Bishop Elliott

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:AA0009121567

Category: Bible

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Categories: Bible

Hor apocalyptic or A commentary on the Apocalypse critical and historical including an examination of the chief prophecies of Daniel

Hor   apocalyptic    or A commentary on the Apocalypse  critical and historical  including an examination of the chief prophecies of Daniel

And even in the one notable case in which he does defer to the Apocalyptic
definition of locality as to be taken literally , I ... character , and history of the true
Messiah , would surely justify a Jewish Rabbi in denying the Messiahship of the
Lord ...

Author: Edward Bishop Elliott

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600091621

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Apocalyptic Thought in Early Christianity

Apocalyptic Thought in Early Christianity

This new addition to the Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History series explores early Christian views on apocalyptic themes.

Author: Robert J. Daly

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801036279

Category: Religion

Page: 303

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This new addition to the Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History series explores early Christian views on apocalyptic themes.
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Apocalypse Theory and the Ends of the World

Apocalypse Theory and the Ends of the World

In this volume, leading historians, critics and theorists review three thousand years of apocalyptic thought.

Author: Malcolm Bull

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631190813

Category: Philosophy

Page: 297

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In this volume, leading historians, critics and theorists review three thousand years of apocalyptic thought. Tracing the history of millenarianism from ancient times to the present day, they investigate the modern and postmodern debates in which apocalyptic themes are recirculated. From Zoroaster to Derrida, thinkers have used the dramatic language of apocalyptic to uncover the ends of the world - exploring the relationship between ends as purposes and ends as terminations, and the connections between religious and secular versions of apocalyptic theory. In the resulting interplay of closure and disclosure, they have sought to find purpose to life, and a conclusion to history. As the millennium draws to a close, questions about the end of the world seem increasingly urgent. This volume is a guide to these bewildering questions and discourses of the limit. It will be of interest to anyone participating in contemporary debates in cultural studies, religious studies, literary theory, postmodernist philosophy and history.
Categories: Philosophy

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Religion, war , famine, and death in Reformation Europe.

Author: Andrew Cunningham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521461359

Category: History

Page: 360

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This is an exciting interpretation of early modern European history.
Categories: History

The Apocalypse in Germany

The Apocalypse in Germany

This book will also be of value to readers with an interest in German studies, as it clarifies the riddles of Germany's turbulent history and examines the profile of German culture, particularly in the past century.

Author: Klaus Vondung

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826212921

Category: History

Page: 437

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Originally published in German in 1988, The Apocalypse in Germany is now available for the first time in English. A fitting subject for the dawn of the new millennium, the apocalypse has intrigued humanity for the last two thousand years, serving as both a fascinating vision of redemption and a profound threat. A cross-disciplinary study, The Apocalypse in Germany analyzes fundamental aspects of the apocalypse as a religious, political, and aesthetic phenomenon. Author Klaus Vondung draws from religious, philosophical, and political texts, as well as works of art and literature. Using classic Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts as symbolic and historical paradigms, Vondung determines the structural characteristics and the typical images of the apocalyptic worldview. He clarifies the relationship between apocalyptic visions and utopian speculations and explores the question of whether modern apocalypses can be viewed as secularizations of the Judeo-Christian models. Examining sources from the eighteenth century to the present, Vondung considers the origins of German nationalism, World War I, National Socialism, and the apocalyptic tendencies in Marxism as well as German literature--from the fin de siècle to postmodernism. His analysis of the existential dimension of the apocalypse explores the circumstances under which particular individuals become apocalyptic visionaries and explains why the apocalyptic tradition is so prevalent in Germany. The Apocalypse in Germany offers an interdisciplinary perspective that will appeal to a broad audience. This book will also be of value to readers with an interest in German studies, as it clarifies the riddles of Germany's turbulent history and examines the profile of German culture, particularly in the past century.
Categories: History

After the End

After the End

In this study of the cultural pursuit of the end and what follows, Berger contends that every apocalyptic depiction leaves something behind, some mixture of paradise and wasteland.

Author: James Berger

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816629331

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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In this study of the cultural pursuit of the end and what follows, Berger contends that every apocalyptic depiction leaves something behind, some mixture of paradise and wasteland. Combining literary, psychoanalytic, and historical methods, Berger mines these depictions for their weight and influence on current culture. He applies wide-ranging evidence--from science fiction to Holocaust literature, from Thomas Pynchon to talk shows, from American politics to the fiction of Toni Morrison--to reveal how representations of apocalyptic endings are indelibly marked by catastrophic histories.
Categories: Literary Criticism

From the Brink of the Apocalypse

From the Brink of the Apocalypse

This study of Europe during the Middle Ages looks at the war, famine, plague, and death that were prevalent, and compares the time period to the themes of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Illustrations.

Author: John Aberth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415927153

Category: History

Page: 304

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This study of Europe during the Middle Ages looks at the war, famine, plague, and death that were prevalent, and compares the time period to the themes of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Illustrations.
Categories: History

The Reality of God and Historical Method

The Reality of God and Historical Method

Samuel Adams engages the classic problem of the relation between faith and history from the perspective of apocalyptic theology in critical dialogue with the work of N. T. Wright.

Author: Samuel V. Adams

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830849147

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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Samuel Adams engages the classic problem of the relation between faith and history from the perspective of apocalyptic theology in critical dialogue with the work of N. T. Wright. He argues that historical and theological scholars must take into consideration, at a methodological level, the reality of God that has invaded history in Jesus Christ.
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The Apocalypse

The Apocalypse

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: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405113472

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This accessible and enlightening history provides insights into thefascinating genre of apocalyptic literature, showing how theapocalypse encompasses far more than popular views of the lastjudgment and violent end of the world might suggest. An accessible and enlightening history of the"apocalypses"--ancient Jewish and Christian works -- providingfresh insights into the fascinating genre of literature Shows how the apocalypses were concerned not only with popularviews of the last judgment and violent end of the world, but withreward and punishment after death, the heavenly temple, and therevelation of astronomical phenomena and other secrets ofnature Traces the tradition of apocalyptic writing through the MiddleAges, through to the modern era, when social movements stillprophesise the world’s imminent demise
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Apocalypse

Apocalypse

"An artful and rare combination of deep insight, fascinating evidence, and careful scholarship. This book will be a pleasure for anyone interested in human history and how the physical world works, and a must-have for archaeologists.

Author: Amos Nur

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069101602X

Category: Science

Page: 309

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This study explains where and why ancient earthquakes struck and could strike again, and brings the latest scientific evidence to bear on biblical accounts, ancient mythology, and the archaeological record to explore how earthquakes have shaped history.
Categories: Science

The ISIS Apocalypse

The ISIS Apocalypse

Based almost entirely on primary sources in Arabic-including ancient religious texts and secret al-Qaeda and Islamic State letters that few have seen - William McCants' The ISIS Apocalypse explores how religious fervor, strategic ...

Author: William McCants

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466892705

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The Islamic State is one of the most lethal and successful jihadist groups in modern history, surpassing even al-Qaeda. Thousands of its followers have marched across Syria and Iraq, subjugating millions, enslaving women, beheading captives, and daring anyone to stop them. Thousands more have spread terror beyond the Middle East under the Islamic State's black flag. How did the Islamic State attract so many followers and conquer so much land? By being more ruthless, more apocalyptic, and more devoted to state-building than its competitors. The shrewd leaders of the Islamic State combined two of the most powerful yet contradictory ideas in Islam-the return of the Islamic Empire and the end of the world-into a mission and a message that shapes its strategy and inspires its army of zealous fighters. They have defied conventional thinking about how to wage wars and win recruits. Even if the Islamic State is defeated, jihadist terrorism will never be the same. Based almost entirely on primary sources in Arabic-including ancient religious texts and secret al-Qaeda and Islamic State letters that few have seen - William McCants' The ISIS Apocalypse explores how religious fervor, strategic calculation, and doomsday prophecy shaped the Islamic State's past and foreshadow its dark future.
Categories: Political Science