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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.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction by Matthias Riedl and David Marno: The Resilience of the Apocalyptic
  2. Matthias Riedl, David Marno
  3. pp. vii-xxii
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  1. Part I - Perspectives
  1. The Varieties of Millennial Experience
  2. Richard Landes
  3. pp. 3-34
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  1. Apocalyptic Violence
  2. Klaus Vondung
  3. pp. 35-52
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  1. The Psychology of Apocalypticism
  2. Charles B. Strozier, Katharine Boyd
  3. pp. 53-72
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  1. Part II - The Middle Ages
  1. The Chained Messiah: The Taming of the Apocalyptic Complex in Jewish Mystical Eschatology
  2. Moshe Idel
  3. pp. 75-114
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  1. God’s Chronography and Dissipative Time
  2. Aziz Al-Azmeh
  3. pp. 115-142
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  1. Christendom, Crusade, and the End of Days: The Dream of World Conversion (1099–1274)
  2. Brett Edward Whalen
  3. pp. 143-156
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  1. From the Last Emperor to the Sleeping Emperor: The Evolution of a Myth
  2. Petre Guran
  3. pp. 157-178
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  1. Part III - Transformations
  1. Radical Hopes: Apocalyptic Longing in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy
  2. Michael Allen Gillespie
  3. pp. 181-202
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  1. Political Religions, Apocalypticism, and the End of History: Some Considerations
  2. Marina Cattaruzza
  3. pp. 203-220
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  1. Eve’s Last Dream
  2. David Marno
  3. pp. 221-250
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  1. Part IV - Persistence
  1. Ukrainian Millennialism: A Historical Overview
  2. Lilya Berezhnaya
  3. pp. 253-280
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  1. Abu Muṣ‘ab Al-Sūrī and Abu Muṣ‘ab Al-Zarqawī: The Apocalyptic Theorist and the Apocalyptic Practitioner
  2. David Cook
  3. pp. 281-298
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  1. “His Dark Materials.” The Early Apocalypticism of Enoch Recycled in Modern and Postmodern Times
  2. György E. Szönyi
  3. pp. 299-322
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  1. Appendices
  1. Appendix I: Elements of Online Apocalypticism
  2. pp. 325-338
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  1. Appendix II: Select Bibliography for the Study of Apocalypticism
  2. pp. 339-392
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 393-400
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 401-410
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9786155225383
Related ISBN(s)
9786155225260
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OCLC
954038513
Pages
432
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-17
Language
English
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