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The Apocalypse : A Brief History (Hardcover)

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This accessible and enlightening history provides insights into the fascinating genre of apocalyptic literature, showing how the apocalypse encompasses far more than popular views of the last judgment and violent end of the world might suggest.An accessible and enlightening history of the "apocalypses"--ancient Jewish and Christian works -- providing fresh insights into the fascinating genre of literatureShows how the apocalypses were concerned not only with popular views of the last judgment and violent end of the world, but with reward and punishment after death, the heavenly temple, and the revelation of astronomical phenomena and other secrets of natureTraces the tradition of apocalyptic writing through the Middle Ages, through to the modern era, when social movements still prophesise the world''s imminent demise

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Publisher Blackwell Pub
Mfg Part# 9781405113465
SKU 212360979
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1405113464
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0178
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
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