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Just in time for the millennium--apocalyptic thinking, from ancient Greece to modern political philosophers

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  • Vision and Violence (University of Michigan Press) – Trade paperback (1999)
    by Arthur P Mendel, Richard Landes (Preface by)

    Vision and Violence

    Trade paperback, University of Michigan Press
    1999
    English
    352 pages

    ISBN: 0472086367
    ISBN-13: 9780472086368

    Vision and Violence argues that throughout Western history, the Apocalypse has changed nothing but its guise -- from God to Reason, to History, and then to Nature -- all the while holding us rapt with its prophecy of universal devastation. While in Judaism and Christianity it inspires efforts to uplift societies spiritually, the apocalyptic fantasy serves in secular thought -- as in today's environmental movement -- to bring about much-needed policy reforms. Much of the book is devoted to an examination of the persistence ... Show more

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