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Imagining the end : visions of apocalypse from the ancient Middle East to modern America

Author: Abbas Amanat; Magnus Thorkell Bernhardsson
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2002.
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The apocalypse is a theme common to all major monotheistic religions that have emerged from the Middle East. While this vision has expressed itself in different ways in each of the four monotheistic traditions of Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam, the phenomenon is intrinsically similar. Exploring a range of ancient and modern cultural and religious experiences, and drawing on the interdisciplinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Imagining the end.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2002
(OCoLC)48193894
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abbas Amanat; Magnus Thorkell Bernhardsson
ISBN: 1417516305 9781417516308 9780857713438 0857713434 1282528386 9781282528383
OCLC Number: 55750788
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 416 pages)
Contents: Introduction : Apocalyptic anxieties and millennial hopes in the salvation religions of the Middle East / Abbas Amanat --
Part I. Origins --
Mesopotamia and the end of time / Benjamin R. Foster --
Millennialism and eschatology in the Zoroastrian tradition / Philip G. Kreyenbroek --
The Biblical roots of apocalyptic / Robert R. Wilson --
Part II. Judaism, Christianity and Islam --
Eschatological dynamics and utopian ideals in early Judaism / John J. Collins --
The messiah and the millennium : the roots of two Jewish-Christian symbols / Harold W. Attridge --
Messianism, Millennialism and revolution in early Islamic history / Said Amir Arjomand --
Part III. Medieval and Early Modern Periods --
Medieval Europe : religious enthusiasm and social change in the "millennial feneration" / R.I. Moore --
Wrestling with the millennium : early modern Catholic exegesis of apocalypse / Bernard McGinn --
Deciphering the cosmos from creation to apocalypse : the Hurufiyya Movement and medieval Islamic esotericism / Shahzad Bashir --
Part IV. Modern Times --
American millennial visions : towards construction of a new architectonic of American apocalypticism / Stephen J. Stein --
Millennium, prophecy and the energies of social transformation : the case of Nat Turner / Richard H. Brodhead --
Comparative Millennialism in Africa : continuities and rariations on the Canon / Lamin Sanneh --
Is there a Chinese millenarian tradition? : an analysis of recent Western studies of the Taiping Rebellion / David Own--
Millennialism in modern Iranian history / Juan R.I. Cole --
The Middle East in modern American popular prophetic belief / Paul Boyer.
Responsibility: edited by Abbas Amanat and Magnus Bernhardsson.

Abstract:

The apocalypse is a theme common to all major monotheistic religions that have emerged from the Middle East. While this vision has expressed itself in different ways in each of the four monotheistic traditions of Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam, the phenomenon is intrinsically similar. Exploring a range of ancient and modern cultural and religious experiences, and drawing on the interdisciplinary research of a group of scholars, this book highlights the importance of millennial and apocalyptic paradigms and their historical expressions in diverse settings. It demonstrates how v.

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