Cosmos, Chaos and the World to Come
The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Norman Cohn
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Cosmos, Chaos and the World to Come by Norman Cohn
Book DescriptionIn this engrossing book, the author of the classic work The Pursuit of the Millennium investigates the origins of apocalyptic faith - the belief in a perfect future, when the forces of good are victorious over the forces of evil. Norman Cohn takes us back two thousand years to the world views of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India, the innovations of Iranian and Jewish prophets and sages, and the earliest Christian imaginings of heaven on earth, and he illuminates a major turning point in the history of human consciousness. For this second, corrected edition, the final chapter, on Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians, has been wholly rewritten and extended.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300090888
(197mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Norman Cohn
Warrant for Genocide, Paperback (October 2005)
Describes the history of notorious and highly influential anti-semitic forgery.
Europe's Inner Demons, Paperback (January 1998)
Traces popular beliefs about witches to their origins, and shows how the great witch-hunt erupted, when thousands of innocent people were tortured and burned alive in the 16th and 17th centuries. Norman Cohn is the author of "The Pursuit of the Millennium" and "Warrant for Genocide".
Pursuit of the Millennium, Paperback (June 1993)» View all books by Norman Cohn
The Middle Ages inherited a tradition of prophesy which, during those centuries, took on fresh vitality. This tradition foretold a millennium in which the world would be inhabited by happy people. This book tells the story of those millenarian fanaticism and points to their persistence today.
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Author Biography - Norman Cohn
Norman Cohn is professor emeritus at the University of Sussex and author of Noah's Flood: The Genesis Story in Western Thought (ISBN 0 300 07648 7, 11.50 pb.), also published by Yale University Press.
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