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Continuum History Of Apocalypticism / Edition 1

Continuum History Of Apocalypticism / Edition 1

by Bernard McGinn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826415202

ISBN-13: 9780826415202

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

"Apocalypticism has been the source of hope and courage for the oppressed, but has also given rise, on many occasions, to fanaticism and intolerance. The essays in this volume seek neither to apologize for the extravagance of apocalyptic thinkers nor to excuse the perverse actions of some of their followers. Rather, they strive to understand a powerful, perhaps

Overview

"Apocalypticism has been the source of hope and courage for the oppressed, but has also given rise, on many occasions, to fanaticism and intolerance. The essays in this volume seek neither to apologize for the extravagance of apocalyptic thinkers nor to excuse the perverse actions of some of their followers. Rather, they strive to understand a powerful, perhaps even indispensable, element in the history of Western religions that has been the source of both good and evil, and still is yet today."The Editors

The Continuum History of Apocalypticism is a 1-volume, select edition of the 3-vol. Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism first published in 1998. The main historical surveys that provided the spine of the Encyclopedia have been retained, while essays of a thematic nature, and a few whose subject matter is not central to the historical development, have been omitted. The work begins with 8 articles on "The Origins of Apocalypticism in the Ancient World," extending from ancient Near Eastern myth through the Old Testament to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jesus, Paul, and the Book of Revelation. Next are 7 articles on "Apocalyptic Traditions from Late Antiquity to ca. 1800 C.E.," including early Christian theology, radical movements in the Middle Ages, and both Jewish and Islamic apocalypticism in the classic period. The final section, "Apocalypticism in the Modern Age," includes 10 articles on apocalypticism in the Americas, in Western and Eastern Europe, and, finally, in modern Judaism and modern Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826415202
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
690
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.43(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Part 1The Origins of Apocalypticism in the Ancient World
1.The Roots of Apocalypticism in Near Eastern Myth3
2.Persian Apocalypticism30
3.From Prophecy to Apocalypticism: The Expectation of the End64
4.Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls89
5.Messianism and Apocalypticism112
6.The Eschatology of Jesus139
7.Paul and Apocalyptic Eschatology166
8.The Book of Revelation195
Part 2Apocalyptic Traditions from Late Antiquity to Ca 1800 C.E.
9.Apocalypticism in Early Christian Theology221
10.Byzantine Apocalypses254
11.Apocalypticism and Church Reform, 1100-1500273
12.Radical Apocalyptic Movements in the Late Middle Ages299
13.Images of Hope and Despair: Western Apocalypticism ca. 1500-1800323
14.Jewish Apocalypticism, 670-1670354
15.Islamic Apocalypticism in the Classic Period380
Part 3Apocalypticism in the Modern Age
16.Apocalypticism in Central and South American Colonialism417
17.Apocalypticism in Colonial North America441
18.Apocalypticism in Mainstream Protestantism, 1800 to the Present467
19.Apocalypticism Outside the Mainstream in the United States493
20.The Growth of Fundamentalist Apocalyptic in the United States516
21.Apocalyptic Movements in Latin America in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries545
22.The Messianism of Success in Contemporary Judaism563
23.The Resurgence of Apocalyptic in Modern Islam582
24.Apocalypticism in Modern Western Europe607
25.Apocalypticism in Eastern Europe628
Index of Ancient Sources649
Index of Names661

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