Cosmos, Chaos, and the World to Come: The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith / Edition 2

Cosmos, Chaos, and the World to Come: The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith / Edition 2

by Norman Cohn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300090889

ISBN-13: 9780300090888

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this engrossing book, the author of the classic work The Pursuit of the Millennium investigates the origins of apocalyptic faith—the belief in a perfect future, when the forces of good are victorious over the forces of evil. Norman Cohn takes us back two thousand years to the world views of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India, the innovations of Iranian and…  See more details below

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In this engrossing book, the author of the classic work The Pursuit of the Millennium investigates the origins of apocalyptic faith—the belief in a perfect future, when the forces of good are victorious over the forces of evil. Norman Cohn takes us back two thousand years to the world views of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India, the innovations of Iranian and Jewish prophets and sages, and the earliest Christian imaginings of heaven on earth, and he illuminates a major turning point in the history of human consciousness. For this second edition, the final chapter on Zoroastrians, Jews, and Christians has been wholly rewritten and extended.

Author Biography: Norman Cohn is professor emeritus at the University of Sussex and author of Noah’s Flood: The Genesis Story in Western Thought, also published by Yale University Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300090888
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,245,181
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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