The Apocalyptic Complex

The Apocalyptic Complex
Author: Nadia Al-Bagdadi,David Marno,Matthias Riedl
Publsiher: Central European University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-07-01
ISBN: 6155225389
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apocalyptic Complex Book Excerpt:

The attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, followed by similarly dreadful acts of terror, prompted a new interest in the field of the apocalyptic. There is a steady output of literature on the subject (also referred to as “the End Times.) This book analyzes this continuously published literature and opens up a new perspective on these views of the apocalypse. The thirteen essays in this volume focus on the dimensions, consequences and transformations of Apocalypticism. The authors explore the everyday relevance of the apocalyptic in contemporary society, culture, and politics, side by side with the various histories of apocalyptic ideas and movements. In particular, they seek to better understand the ways in which perceptions of the apocalypse diverge in the American, European, and Arab worlds. Leading experts in the field re-evaluate some of the traditional views on the apocalypse in light of recent political and cultural events, and, go beyond empirical facts to reconsider the potential of the apocalyptic. This last point is the focal point of the book.

The Apocalyptic Complex

The Apocalyptic Complex
Author: Nadia Al-Bagdadi,David Marno,Matthias Riedl
Publsiher: Central European University Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2018-02-15
ISBN: 6155225265
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apocalyptic Complex Book Excerpt:

The attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, followed by similarly dreadful acts of terror, prompted a new interest in the field of the apocalyptic. There is a steady output of literature on the subject (also referred to as “the End Times.) This book analyzes this continuously published literature and opens up a new perspective on these views of the apocalypse. The thirteen essays in this volume focus on the dimensions, consequences and transformations of Apocalypticism. The authors explore the everyday relevance of the apocalyptic in contemporary society, culture, and politics, side by side with the various histories of apocalyptic ideas and movements. In particular, they seek to better understand the ways in which perceptions of the apocalypse diverge in the American, European, and Arab worlds. Leading experts in the field re-evaluate some of the traditional views on the apocalypse in light of recent political and cultural events, and, go beyond empirical facts to reconsider the potential of the apocalyptic. This last point is the focal point of the book.

The Fundamentalist Mindset

The Fundamentalist Mindset
Author: Charles B. Strozier,David M. Terman,James W. Jones,Katherine A. Boyd
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2010-05-27
ISBN: 0195379659
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fundamentalist Mindset Book Excerpt:

This work sheds light on the psychology of fundamentalism, with a particular focus on those who become extremists and fanatics. The contributors identify several factors: a radical dualism, a destructive inclination to interpret authoritative texts, paranoid thinking, and an apocalyptic world view.

The Apocalypse of Isaiah Metaphorically Speaking

The Apocalypse of Isaiah Metaphorically Speaking
Author: Brian Doyle
Publsiher: Peeters Publishers
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9789042908888
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apocalypse of Isaiah Metaphorically Speaking Book Excerpt:

The analysis of metaphors constitutes an ideal point of entry into the exegesis of Biblical Hebrew poetic texts because it forces the exegete to examine the said text from a variety of perspectives. How can one discern the presence of metaphorical speech? What are the various types of metaphorical speech available to and employed by the biblical poet? How does the structure of a piece of Hebrew poetry carry its metaphorical dimensions? How did the biblical poet make use of the various types of metaphor and to what end? Can we ultimately gain access to the poet's meaning? The present study endeavours to provide at least a partial answer to these questions. In maintaining focus on the biblical text, moreover, the author hopes to anchor some of the abstractions of metaphorical theory with chosen examples taken from the so-called 'Apocalypse of Isaiah'. The Hebrew prophets constitute fertile ground in their use of metaphorical language for speaking the unspeakable, especially concerning the relationship between the people and God.

Index to the Apocalypse Explained of Emanuel Swedenborg

Index to the Apocalypse Explained of Emanuel Swedenborg
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Index to the Apocalypse Explained of Emanuel Swedenborg Book Excerpt:

The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense in which the Arcana There Predicted But Heretofore Concealed are Revealed

The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense in which the Arcana There Predicted But Heretofore Concealed are Revealed
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John

Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John
Author: Steven J. Friesen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2001-10-25
ISBN: 0195131533
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John Book Excerpt:

After more than a century of debate about the significance of imperial cults for the interpretation of Revelation, this is the first study to examine both the archaeological evidence and the Biblical text in depth. Friesen argues that a detailed analysis of imperial cults as they were practiced in the first century CE in the region where John was active allows us to understand John's criticism of his society's dominant values. He demonstrates the importance of imperial cults for society at the time when Revelation was written, and shows the ways in which John refuted imperial cosmology through his use of vision, myth, and eschatological expectation.

Hitler s Millennial Reich

Hitler s Millennial Reich
Author: David Redles
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2005-10-01
ISBN: 0814775241
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitler s Millennial Reich Book Excerpt:

In low-income U.S. cities, street fights between teenage girls are common. These fights take place at school, on street corners, or in parks, when one girl provokes another to the point that she must either “step up” or be labeled a “punk.” Typically, when girls engage in violence that is not strictly self-defense, they are labeled “delinquent,” their actions taken as a sign of emotional pathology. However, in Why Girls Fight, Cindy D. Ness demonstrates that in poor urban areas this kind of street fighting is seen as a normal part of girlhood and a necessary way to earn respect among peers, as well as a way for girls to attain a sense of mastery and self-esteem in a social setting where legal opportunities for achievement are not otherwise easily available. Ness spent almost two years in west and northeast Philadelphia to get a sense of how teenage girls experience inflicting physical harm and the meanings they assign to it. While most existing work on girls’ violence deals exclusively with gangs, Ness sheds new light on the everyday street fighting of urban girls, arguing that different cultural standards associated with race and class influence the relationship that girls have to physical aggression.

Apocalypse TV

Apocalypse TV
Author: Michael G. Cornelius,Sherry Ginn
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2020-03-05
ISBN: 1476678758
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apocalypse TV Book Excerpt:

The end of the world may be upon us, but it certainly is taking its sweet time playing out. The walkers on The Walking Dead have been "walking" for nearly a decade. There are now dozens of apocalyptic television shows and we use the "end times" to describe everything from domestic politics and international conflict, to the weather and our views of the future. This collection of new essays asks what it means to live in a world inundated with representations of the apocalypse. Focusing on such series as The Walking Dead, The Strain, Battlestar Galactica, Doomsday Preppers, Westworld, The Handmaid's Tale, they explore how the serialization of the end of the world allows for a closer examination of the disintegration of humanity--while it happens. Do these shows prepare us for what is to come? Do they spur us to action? Might they even be causing the apocalypse?

Fundamentalism in the Modern World Vol 1

Fundamentalism in the Modern World Vol 1
Author: Ulrika Martensson,Jennifer Bailey,Priscilla Ringrose,Asbjorn Dyrendal
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2001-11-22
ISBN: 085771984X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentalism in the Modern World Vol 1 Book Excerpt:

How does religious fundamentalism operate in modern global society? This two-volume series analyses the dynamics of fundamentalism and its relationship to the modern state, the public sphere and globalisation. In this first volume, fundamentalism is approached from the perspective of state and community building, ideology and practices within the context of global society, and the ways in which fundamentalism is intertwined with issues of politics, state power, democracy, globalization, political activism and political ideology. Expert scholars in the field address specific contemporary and past fundamentalist movements that have emerged from within mainstream Islam, Christianity, Baha'ism, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism. This is an important study of an increasingly significant and controversial aspect of modern society, and will be essential reading in the fields of Religion, Politics and International Relations.

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth
Author: Richard Landes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2011-08-04
ISBN: 0199830525
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heaven on Earth Book Excerpt:

Millennialists through the ages have looked forward to the apocalyptic moment that will radically transform society into heaven on earth. They have delivered withering critiques of their own civilizations and promised both the impending annihilation of the forces of evil and the advent of a perfect society. And all their promises have invariably failed. We tend, therefore, to dismiss these prophets of doom and salvation as crackpots and madmen, and not surprisingly historians of our secular era have tended to underestimate their impact on our modern world. Now, Richard Landes offers a lucid and ground-breaking analysis of this widely misunderstood phenomenon. This long-awaited study shows that many events typically regarded as secular--including the French Revolution, Marxism, Bolshevism, Nazism--not only contain key millennialist elements, but follow the apocalyptic curve of enthusiastic launch, disappointment and (often catastrophic) re-entry into "normal time." Indeed, as Landes examines the explicit millennialism behind such recent events as the emergence of Global Jihad since 1979, he challenges the common notion that modern history is largely driven by secular interests. By focusing on ten widely different case studies, none of which come from Judaism or Christianity, he shows that millennialism is not only a cultural universal, but also an extremely adaptive social phenomenon that persists across the modern and post-modern divides. At the same time, he also offers valuable insight into the social and psychological factors that drive such beliefs. Ranging from ancient Egypt to modern-day UFO cults and global Jihad, Heaven on Earth both delivers an eye-opening revisionist argument for the significance of millennialism throughout history and alerts the reader to the alarming spread of these ideologies in our world today.

The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse and Greco Asian Culture

The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse and Greco Asian Culture
Author: Roland H. Worth
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 1532686056
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse and Greco Asian Culture Book Excerpt:

The companion to The Seven Cities of the Apocalypse and Roman Culture, this study explores the social world in which early Christians functioned in Asia, providing a comprehensive picture of life in this eastern province of the Roman Empire and focusing on how the local environment affects the interpretation of the book of Revelation. The history, population, local culture, economies, and cults of each city are examined in detail. Including data from hundreds of sources, this volume should prove useful to students of both the Bible and Roman history, as it bridges the gap between the two specialties and provides many details that enable the reader to imagine what life would really have been like in those ancient cities. As such, this study provides a valuable supplement to the broader question of Rome’s general impact upon the region traced in the Roman Culture volume. Although there are many works on the subject, this is the only place where all the information is pulled together. It is a useful resource for Scripture scholars, nonprofessionals with an interest in Bible study, professors and students of Scripture, and historians specializing in the first century CE.

Atomic Bomb Cinema The Apocalyptic Imagination on Film

Atomic Bomb Cinema  The Apocalyptic Imagination on Film
Author: Jerome F. Shapiro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2001-12-07
ISBN: 1135350124
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atomic Bomb Cinema The Apocalyptic Imagination on Film Book Excerpt:

Unfathomably merciless and powerful, the atomic bomb has left its indelible mark on film. In Atomic Bomb Cinema, Jerome F. Shapiro unearths the unspoken legacy of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and its complex aftermath in American and Japanese cinema. According to Shapiro, a "Bomb film" is never simply an exercise in ideology or paranoia. He examines hundreds of films like Godzilla, Dr. Strangelove, and The Terminator as a body of work held together by ancient narrative and symbolic traditions that extol survival under devastating conditions. Drawing extensively on both English-language and Japanese-language sources, Shapiro argues that such films not only grapple with our nuclear anxieties, but also offer signs of hope that humanity is capable of repairing a damaged and divided world. www.atomicbombcinema.com

The Apocalypse or Book of revelations explained according to the spiritual sense tr by W Hill and revised by the translator of Arcana c lestia J Clowes

The Apocalypse  or  Book of revelations  explained according to the spiritual sense  tr   by W  Hill  and revised by the translator of Arcana c  lestia  J  Clowes
Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1814
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apocalypse or Book of revelations explained according to the spiritual sense tr by W Hill and revised by the translator of Arcana c lestia J Clowes Book Excerpt:

End of Days

End of Days
Author: Karolyn Kinane,Michael A. Ryan
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786453591
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

End of Days Book Excerpt:

The idea of the complete annihilation of all life is a powerful and culturally universal concept. As human societies around the globe have produced creation myths, so too have they created narratives concerning the apocalyptic destruction of their worlds. This book explores the idea of the apocalypse and its reception within culture and society, bringing together 17 essays that explore both the influence and innovation of apocalyptic ideas from classical Greek and Roman writings to the foreign policies of today’s United States.

Infrastructures of Apocalypse

Infrastructures of Apocalypse
Author: Jessica Hurley
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN: 1452962677
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructures of Apocalypse Book Excerpt:

A new approach to the vast nuclear infrastructure and the apocalypses it produces, focusing on Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American literatures Since 1945, America has spent more resources on nuclear technology than any other national project. Although it requires a massive infrastructure that touches society on myriad levels, nuclear technology has typically been discussed in a limited, top-down fashion that clusters around powerful men. In Infrastructures of Apocalypse, Jessica Hurley turns this conventional wisdom on its head, offering a new approach that focuses on neglected authors and Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American perspectives. Exchanging the usual white, male “nuclear canon” for authors that include James Baldwin, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Ruth Ozeki, Infrastructures of Apocalypse delivers a fresh literary history of post-1945 America that focuses on apocalypse from below. Here Hurley critiques the racialized urban spaces of civil defense and reads nuclear waste as a colonial weapon. Uniting these diverse lines of inquiry is Hurley’s belief that apocalyptic thinking is not the opposite of engagement but rather a productive way of imagining radically new forms of engagement. Infrastructures of Apocalypse offers futurelessness as a place from which we can construct a livable world. It fills a blind spot in scholarship on American literature of the nuclear age, while also offering provocative, surprising new readings of such well-known works as Atlas Shrugged, Infinite Jest, and Angels in America. Infrastructures of Apocalypse is a revelation for readers interested in nuclear issues, decolonial literature, speculative fiction, and American studies.

Apocalyptic Transformation

Apocalyptic Transformation
Author: Elizabeth K. Rosen
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-02-15
ISBN: 1461632935
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apocalyptic Transformation Book Excerpt:

Apocalyptic Transformation explores how one the oldest sense-making paradigms, the apocalyptic myth, is altered when postmodern authors and filmmakers adopt it. It examines how postmodern writers adapt a fundamentally religious story for a secular audience and it proposes that even as these writers use the myth in traditional ways, they simultaneously undermine and criticize the grand narrative of apocalypse itself.

The Apocalyptic Year 1000

The Apocalyptic Year 1000
Author: Richard Landes,Andrew Gow,David Van Meter
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2003-06-05
ISBN: 0195354737
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apocalyptic Year 1000 Book Excerpt:

The essays in this book challenge prevailing views on the way in which apocalyptic concerns contributed to larger processes of social change at the first millennium. Several basic questions unify the essays: What chronological and theological assumptions underlay apocalyptic and millennial speculations around the Year 1000? How broadly disseminated were those speculations? Can we speak of a mentality of apocalyptic hopes and anxieties on the eve of the millennium? If so, how did authorities respond to or even contribute to the formation of this mentality? What were the social ramifications of apocalyptic hopes and anxieties, and of any efforts to suppress or redirect the more radical impulses that bred them? How did contemporaries conceptualize and then historicize the passing of the millennial date of 1000? Including the work of British, French, German, Dutch, and American scholars, this book will be the definitive resource on this fascinating topic, and should at the same time provoke new interest in and debate on the nature and causes of social change in early medieval Europe.

Unveiling the Apocalyptic Paul

Unveiling the Apocalyptic Paul
Author: R. Barry Matlock
Publsiher: Burns & Oates
Total Pages: 361
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unveiling the Apocalyptic Paul Book Excerpt:

Prophets of Old and the Day of the End

Prophets of Old and the Day of the End
Author: Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9789004103566
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prophets of Old and the Day of the End Book Excerpt:

This books presents many new insights in the biblical Book of Zechariah and the Book of Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36). Moreover, it highlights some aspects of early Jewish apocalyptic which were previously less acknowledged.