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Description - Antichrist by Bernard McGinn

In this timely and sweeping exploration, one of the greatest living historians of Christian thought traces the concept of Antichrist from its Judeo-Christian origins to the present day. Rooted in Second Temple Judaism--a period of intense religious and political disruption--Antichrist developed out of belief in malevolent angelic and human forces. McGinn demonstrates how Antichrist has often reflected the human need to comprehend the persistence of evil in the world, and examines how it has haunted popular imagination in both the form of indivuduals--such as Nero, Napoleon, and Saddam Hussein--and groups--Jews, heretics, Muslims.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231119771
ISBN-10: 0231119771
Format: Paperback
Pages: 369
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 16-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn, Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor of Historical Theology and History of Christianity at the University of Chicago, is the author of many books, including Visions of the End: Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages (Columbia).

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