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End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity
Buy the selected items together This item: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Longing for the End: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization. From the Inside Flap The idea of the complete annihilation of all life is a powerful and culturally universal concept.
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End of days : essays on the apocalypse from antiquity to modernity
A lucid and readable survey of the many varieties and permutations of millennialism in Western thought. Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture.
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The members of these movements believed that the end of the world was at hand and that they had to act through violence or suicide to ensure its occurrence. Frederic Baumgartner explores the long, often violent, history of millennialism as it has affected Western civilization. From ancient Zoroastrians to Concerned Christians of , a belief in the imminent end of the world and the coming of the new age has motivated hundreds of sects and cults, some of which have burned out in an orgy of violence to become a permanent part of Western history.
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Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity. The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount. The first half of the book invites readers to explore ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern popular conceptions of the apocalypse. The second half focuses on the continuance of apocalyptic expectations and how they are understood within the realms of contemporary politics and popular culture.
Ryan is an associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.