Apocalypse: From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity

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Winner of the American Sociological Association's 'Distinguished Book Award' in the Religion category. For most of us, "Apocalypse" suggests the cataclysmic end of the world. Yet in Greek "apocalypse" means "revelation," and the real subject of the Book of Revelation is how the sacred arises in history at a moment of crisis and destiny. With origins in ancient religions, the apocalyptic has been a transformative force from the time of the Crusades, through the Reformation, the French Revolution and modern communism, all ...

Apocalypse: From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity 2009, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745645094

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Apocalypse: From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity 2009, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745645087

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