The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature / Edition 2

The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature / Edition 2

by John J. Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802843719

ISBN-13: 9780802843715

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company


Apocalyptic literature evokes an imaginative world that is set in deliberate counterpoint to the experiential world of the present. Apocalypticism thrives especially in times of crisis, and it functions by offering a resolution of the relevant crisis, not in practical terms but in terms of imagination and faith.

The Apocalyptic Imagination by John Collins

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Apocalyptic literature evokes an imaginative world that is set in deliberate counterpoint to the experiential world of the present. Apocalypticism thrives especially in times of crisis, and it functions by offering a resolution of the relevant crisis, not in practical terms but in terms of imagination and faith.

The Apocalyptic Imagination by John Collins is one of the most widely praised studies of Jewish apocalyptic literature ever written. And this second edition of Collins's study represents a complete updating and rewriting of the original work. Especially noteworthy is the chapter on the Dead Sea Scrolls, which now takes into account all of the recently published texts. Other chapters discuss apocalypse as a literary genre, explore the phenomenon and function of apocalypticism in the ancient world, study a wide range of individual apocalyptic texts, and examine the apocalyptic character of early Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802843715
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Biblical Resource Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
283
Sales rank:
1,213,312
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

  1. The Apocalyptic Genre
  2. The Early Enoch Literature
  3. Daniel
  4. Related Genres: Oracles and Testaments
  5. Qumran
  6. The Similitudes of Enoch
  7. After the Fall: 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, and the Apocalypse of Abraham
  8. Apocalyptic Literature from the Diaspora in the Roman Period
  9. Apocalypticism in Early Christianity

  10. Epilogue

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