Apocalyptic in History and Tradition

Apocalyptic in History and Tradition

Author: Christopher Rowland

Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press

ISBN: UVA:X004690051

Category: Religion

Page: 332

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Apocalyptic themes have formed a significant part of the Jewish and Christian religions. This is becoming more widely recognized, but it is the pervasiveness of such themes in art, literature and history which contributes most to this collection of essays, moving from the study of biblical apocalyptic to its role in wider culture. The interest in apocalypticism which was prompted by the turn of the millennium should not be a temporary phase in intellectual life since, as these essays indicate, the wide influence of apocalypticism deserves a central place in theological and historical study.
Apocalyptic in History and Tradition
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Christopher Rowland, John Barton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press

Apocalyptic themes have formed a significant part of the Jewish and Christian religions. This is becoming more widely recognized, but it is the pervasiveness of such themes in art, literature and history which contributes most to this collection of essays, moving from the study of biblical apocalyptic to its role
The Armenian Apocalyptic Tradition
Language: en
Pages: 817
Authors: Kevork Bardakjian, Sergio La Porta
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-28 - Publisher: BRILL

The Armenian Apocalyptic Tradition: A Comparative Perspective comprises an unprecedented collection of essays on apocalyptic literature in the Armenian tradition.
The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: James Palmer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-20 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a fascinating exploration of the concept of the apocalypse in early medieval Europe. Calling upon a wealth of archival evidence ranging from the late antiquity to the first millennium, it surveys the role of religious ideas and apocalyptic thought in shaping medieval society in Western Europe.
Thinking and Seeing with Women in Revelation
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Lynn R. Huber
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-12 - Publisher: A&C Black

Lynn R. Huber argues that the visionary aspect of Revelation, with its use of metaphorical thinking and language, is the crux of the text's persuasive power. Emerging from a context that employs imagery to promote imperial mythologies, Revelation draws upon a long tradition of using feminine imagery as a tool
Apocalypse Against Empire
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Anathea E. Portier-Young
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-09 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

A fresh and daring take on ancient apocalyptic books. The year 167 b.c.e. marked the beginning of a period of intense persecution for the people of Judea, as Seleucid emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes attempted -- forcibly and brutally -- to eradicate traditional Jewish religious practices. In Apocalypse against Empire Anathea