The Last Myth

The Last Myth

Author: Matthew Barrett Gross

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616145743

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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During the first dozen years of the twenty-first century, apocalyptic anticipation in America has leapt from the cultish to the mainstream. Today, nearly 60 percent of Americans believe that the events foretold in the book of Revelation will come true. But many secular readers also seem hungry for catastrophe and have propelled books about peak oil, global warming, and the end of civilization into bestsellers. How did we come to live in a culture obsessed by the belief that the end is near? The Last Myth explains why apocalyptic beliefs are surging within the American mainstream today. Demonstrating that our expectation of the end of the world is a surprisingly recent development in human thought, the book reveals the profound influence of apocalyptic thinking on America’s past, present, and future.
Time and Space in Ancient Myth, Religion and Culture
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Anton Bierl, Menelaos Christopoulos, Athina Papachrysostomou
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-10 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

From Homer to Sophocles and Greek Middle Comedy, and from Plato and Protagoras to Ovid, this volume features a panoramic and cross-generic overview of the diverse handling and ad hoc elaboration of the overarching literary notions of "time" and "space". The twenty-one contributions of this volume written by an international
Memory, Myth, and Time in Mexico
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Enrique Florescano, Kathryn R. Bork
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-19 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

In Memory, Myth, and Time in Mexico, noted Mexican scholar Enrique Florescano’s Memoria mexicana becomes available for the first time in English. A collection of essays tracing the many memories of the past created by different individuals and groups in Mexico, the book addresses the problem of memory and changing
Myth-O-Mania: Have a Hot Time, Hades!
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Kate McMullan
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Capstone

Think you know the real story behind the Greek myths? Think again. Most people only know what Zeus wants them to. But the truth is, Zeus is a total myth-o-maniac. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to set the record straight on how he ended up as Ruler of
The Origins of Israeli Mythology
Language: en
Authors: David Ohana
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-23 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

It is claimed that Zionism as a meta-narrative has been formed through contradiction to two alternative models, the Canaanite and crusader narratives. These narratives are the most daring and heretical assaults on Israeli-Jewish identity. The Israelis, according to the Canaanite narrative, are from this place and belong only here; according
A Sideways Look at Time
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Jay Griffiths
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-03-08 - Publisher: Penguin

A brilliant and poetic exploration of the way that we experience time in our everyday lives. Why does time seem so short? How does women's time differ from men's? Why does time seem to move slowly in the countryside and quickly in cities? How do different cultures around the world