Approaching the Apocalypse by John M. Court
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Approaching the Apocalypse
By John M. Court

Approaching the Apocalypse

A Short History of Christian Millenarianism

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Approaching the Apocalypse by John M. Court

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Embracing two thousand years of intense and fiery admonition, "Approaching the Apocalypse" offers students of religion, history and politics the definitive handbook to Doomsday. Ideas about divinely-inspired disaster have an enduring place in the history of Christian thought. For centuries men and women have made preparations for the imminent end of the world, and for the thousand year reign of Christ and his saints. Inspired principally by the startling texts of the "Book of Revelation", Christianity has a rich and varied tradition of looking forward to the purifying fires of Armageddon. But what do recurring motifs like the Rapture, pestilence, biblical prophecy and the building of the New Jerusalem really add up to? And how have interpretations of these patterns differed from century to century?Charting a steady course between the feverish predictions of early Christian heretics like the Montanists, and the febrile outpourings of modern-day millennialists such as the Branch Davidians and Christian Zionists in America, John M Court explores the continuities and differences between their violent visions of cataclysm. His history comprises an incisive analysis of such movements and figures as the Levellers and Diggers, James Jezreel and his Trumpeters, Seventh-Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses, cargo-cults and drug cultures. Approaching the Apocalypse shows why prophecies of plague, earthquake and flame continue to resonate so powerfully in the Christian imagination, and beyond.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845117597
ISBN-10: 184511759X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 134mm x 20mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John M. Court

John Court was Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies and Head of Department at the University of Kent at Canterbury. A former Editor of the prestigious Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series, he is the author and editor of many books in his own right which include: The Penguin Dictionary of the Bible, The New Testament World, Reading the New Testament and The Book of Revelation and the Johannine Apocalyptic Tradition.

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