The Apocalypse: A Brief History / Edition 1 by Martha Himmelfarb | 9781405113465 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Apocalypse: A Brief History / Edition 1

The Apocalypse: A Brief History / Edition 1

by Martha Himmelfarb
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405113464

ISBN-13: 9781405113465

Pub. Date: 01/19/2010

Publisher: Wiley

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 —

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405113465
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/19/2010
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion Series, #31
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Chronology

1. Revelation in the Age of the Torah

2. The Book of the Watchers   and Ascent to Heaven

3. The Book of Daniel and the Kingdom of the Holy Ones

4. The Heavenly Messiah

5. The Heavenly Temple, the Fate of Souls after Death, and Cosmology

6. Tours of Paradise and Hell and the Hekhalot Texts

7. Eschatology in the Byzantine Empire

8. Apocalyptic Movements in the Modern Era

Further Reading

Index

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