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The Oxford handbook of apocalyptic literature / edited by John J. Collins.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Description 1 online resource
Language English
Subject Apocalyptic literature.
Apocalyptic literature.
Format E-Resource, Book
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Varying Form of Title Portion of title Handbook of apocalytic literature
Portion of title Apocalyptic literature
Other authors / contributors Collins, John J. (John Joseph), 1946- editor.
ISBN 9780199367061 (ebook) : No price
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Apocalypticism arose in ancient Judaism in the last centuries BCE and played a crucial role in the rise of Christianity. It is not only of historical interest: there has been a growing awareness, especially since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, of the prevalence of apocalyptic beliefs in the contemporary world. To understand these beliefs, it is necessary to appreciate their complex roots in the ancient world, and the multi-faceted character of the phenomenon of apocalypticism. This book provides a thematic and phenomenological exploration of apocalypticism in the Judaic and Christian traditions. Most of the volume is devoted to the apocalyptic literature of antiquity.
Other form Print version 9780199856497