qApocalypticism has been the source of hope and courage for the oppressed, but has also given rise, on many occasions, to fanaticism and intolerance. The essays in this volume seek neither to apologize for the extravagance of apocalyptic thinkers nor to excuse the perverse actions of some of their followers. Rather, they strive to understand a powerful, perhaps even indispensable, element in the history of Western religions that has been the source of both good and evil, and still is yet today.qThe Editors The Continuum History of Apocalypticism is a 1-volume, select edition of the 3-vol. Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism first published in 1998. The main historical surveys that provided the spine of the Encyclopedia have been retained, while essays of a thematic nature, and a few whose subject matter is not central to the historical development, have been omitted. The work begins with 8 articles on qThe Origins of Apocalypticism in the Ancient World, q extending from ancient Near Eastern myth through the Old Testament to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jesus, Paul, and the Book of Revelation. Next are 7 articles on qApocalyptic Traditions from Late Antiquity to ca. 1800 C.E., q including early Christian theology, radical movements in the Middle Ages, and both Jewish and Islamic apocalypticism in the classic period. The final section, qApocalypticism in the Modern Age, q includes 10 articles on apocalypticism in the Americas, in Western and Eastern Europe, and, finally, in modern Judaism and modern Islam.As for the Portuguese Jesuit Antonio Vieira, he was openly a millennialist, but only a remote influence of Joachimism can be ... The sermon he preached in Salvador da Bahia in 1634 on the occasion of Saint Sebastian Day was the clearest of ... Henceforth, from Portugal, Holland, Rome, and Brazil, where he died in 1697, he never ceased to prophesy the coming of the fifth empire in Daniela#39;s vision (Dan.
|Title||:||The Continuum History of Apocalypticism|
|Author||:||Bernard McGinn, John J. Collins, John James Collins, Stephen Stein|
|Publisher||:||A&C Black - 2003-10-01|