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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…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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
  • Produktdetails
  • Blackwell Brief Histories of R
  • Verlag: BLACKWELL PUBL
  • Seitenzahl: 178
  • Erscheinungstermin: Januar 2010
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 213mm x 137mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 227g
  • ISBN-13: 9781405113472
  • ISBN-10: 1405113472
  • Artikelnr.: 28093552
Autorenporträt
Martha Himmelfarb is the William H. Danforth Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Her work has focused on Judaism of the Second Temple period and apocalyptic literature in particular. She is the author of Tours of Hell: An Apocalyptic Form in Jewish and Christian Literature (1985), Ascent to Heaven in Jewish and Christian Apocalypses (1993), and A Kingdom of Priests: Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism (2006).
Inhaltsangabe
Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1 Revelation in the Age of the Torah.

Chapter 2 The Book of the Watchers and Ascent toHeaven.

Chapter 3 The Book of Daniel and the Kingdom of the HolyOnes.

Chapter 4 The Heavenly Messiah.

Chapter 5 The Heavenly Temple, the Fate of Souls After Death,and Cosmology.

Chapter 6 Tours of Paradise and Hell and the Hekhalot Texts.

Chapter 7 Eschatology in the Byzantine Empire.

Chapter 8 Apocalyptic Movements in the Modern Era.

Further Reading.
Rezensionen
"This is certainly a valuable addition. We look forward tothose which are yet to come." (Theological Book Review,2010)

"The author is an expert guide who both clears away the brushwoodthat can obscure our vision and also identifies and outlines thereally important milestones. Written in an accessible style anduncluttered by detail, thisan excellent example of a scholar makingavailable to a wide audience the fruits of her considerableacademic labours in a field that has significant contemporaryrelevance."
--Kenneth Newport, Liverpool Hope University