Apocalyptic in History and Tradition
Apocalyptic in History and Tradition

Apocalyptic in History and Tradition

in The Library of Second Temple Studies

by Paul S. Fiddes, John J. Collins, Bob Becking, David J. Bryan, David Valeta, Yvonne Sherwood, Crispin H. T. Fletcher-Louis, Paulo Nogueira, Christopher Rowland, Henry Mayr-Harting, Jürgen Moltmann, Bryan Wilson, John Jarick, David J. Chalcraft, Christopher Garbowski, and Larry J. Kreitzer

Pages 352
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2002
ISBN-13 9780826462084
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.

  • Table of contents
  • 1. Millennium and Utopia: Images of a Fuller Presence - Paul S. Fiddes
  • 2. Temporality and Politics in Jewish Apocalyptic Literature - John J. Collins
  • 3. Expectations about the End of Time in the Hebrew Bible--Do They Exist? - Bob Becking
  • 4. Exile and Return to Jerusalem - David J. Bryan
  • 5. 'The Satirical Nature of the Book of Daniel - David Valeta
  • 6. "Not with a Bang but a Whimper": Shrunken Apocalypses of the Twentieth Century--and the Bible - Yvonne Sherwood
  • 7. Jesus, the Temple, and the Dissolution of Heaven and Earth - Crispin H. T. Fletcher-Louis
  • 8. Visionary Elements in the Trnasfiguration Narrative - Paulo Nogueira
  • 9. The Apocalypse in History: The Place of the Book of Revelation in Christian Theology and Life - Christopher Rowland
  • 10. Apocalyptic Book Illustration in the Early Middle Ages - Henry Mayr-Harting
  • 11. Progress and Abyss: Remembering the Future of the Modern World - Jürgen Moltmann
  • 12. Millennialism and Sect Formation in the Nineteenth and Twenitieth Centuries - Bryan Wilson
  • 13. The Fall of the House (of Cards) of Ussher: Why the World Did Not End at Sunset on 22 October 1997 - John Jarick
  • 14. Max Weber on the Watchtower: On the Prophetic Use of Shakespeare's Sonnet 102 in Politics as a Vocation - David Chalcraft
  • 15. Tolkien's Eschatology of Hope: From Ragnarök to Joyous Subcreation - Christopher Garbowski
  • 16. "The Horror! The Whore!": The Abomination of Desolation and Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Larry J. Kreitzer

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