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

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

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The Oxford handbook of apocalyptic literature
Title
The Oxford handbook of apocalyptic literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by John J. Collins
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
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. The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature is 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. Essays explore the relationship between apocalypticism and prophecy, wisdom and mysticism; the social function of apocalypticism and its role as resistance literature; apocalyptic rhetoric from both historical and postmodern perspectives; and apocalyptic theology, focusing on phenomena of determinism and dualism and exploring apocalyptic theology's role in ancient Judaism, early Christianity, and Gnosticism. The final chapters of the volume are devoted to the appropriation of apocalypticism in the modern world, reviewing the role of apocalypticism in contemporary Judaism and Christianity, and more broadly in popular culture, addressing the increasingly studied relation between apocalypticism and violence, and discussing the relationship between apocalypticism and trauma, which speaks to the underlying causes of the popularity of apocalyptic beliefs."--Publisher's Web site
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
220/.046
Index
index present
LC call number
BS646
LC item number
.O94 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Collins, John J.
Series statement
Oxford handbooks
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  • Apocalyptic literature
  • Apocalyptic literature
  • Apokalyptik
Label
The Oxford handbook of apocalyptic literature, edited by John J. Collins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
863077816
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 546 pages
Isbn
9780199856497
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013033083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023882103
System control number
(OCoLC)863077816
Label
The Oxford handbook of apocalyptic literature, edited by John J. Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
863077816
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 546 pages
Isbn
9780199856497
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013033083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023882103
System control number
(OCoLC)863077816

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