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Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism: Volume 2: Apocalypticism in Western History and Culture

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Apocalyptism has been broadly defined as the belief that God has revealed the imminent end of the ongoing struggle between good and evil throughout history. It has been a major element in the three monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and extensive scholarship has been devoted to apocalyptic study during the latter half of the 20th century. With contributions from 42 scholars, this encyclopedia in three volumes provides a comprehensive survey of apocalypticism's role in Western history from its origins down to the eve of the third millennium.

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Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor Historical Theology and the History of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

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"This splendid collection of essays explores religiously inspired conceptions of the end of history ... Addressing critical aspects of Western apocalypticism, the authors identify and define their topics carefully, develop independent interpretations, and supply excellent supporting annotated bibliographies. This superb encyclopedia represents the best current scholarship ... it richly deserves wide distribution."
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EAN: 9780826412546
ISBN: 0826412548
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC US
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2000
Seitenanzahl: 544 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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