The Oxford handbook of apocalyptic literature

The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature; Chapter 1 What Is Apocalyptic Literature?; Part IThe Literary and Phenomenological Context; Chapter 2 Apocalyptic Prophecy; Chapter 3 The Inheritance of Prophecy in Apocalypse; Chapter 4 Wisdom and Apocalypticism; Chapter 5 Scriptural Interpretation in...

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Subtitles:Apocalyptic literature
Contributors: Collins, John J. 1946- (Publisher, Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford [u.a.] Oxford University Press 2014
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Apocalypticism
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Apocalyptic Literature
B Electronic books
B Theology -- History and criticism
B Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism
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Summary:The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature; Chapter 1 What Is Apocalyptic Literature?; Part IThe Literary and Phenomenological Context; Chapter 2 Apocalyptic Prophecy; Chapter 3 The Inheritance of Prophecy in Apocalypse; Chapter 4 Wisdom and Apocalypticism; Chapter 5 Scriptural Interpretation in Early Jewish Apocalypses; Chapter 6 Apocalyptic Literature and the Study of Early Jewish Mysticism; Chapter 7 Dreams and Visions in Early Jewish and Early Christian Apocalypses and Apocalypticism
Part II The Social Function of Apocalyptic LiteratureChapter 8 Social-Scientific Approaches to Apocalyptic Literature; Chapter 9 Jewish Apocalyptic Literature as Resistance Literature; Chapter 10 Apocalypse and Empire; Chapter 11 A Postcolonial Reading of Apocalyptic Literature; Part III Literary Features of Apocalyptic Literature; Chapter 12 The Rhetoric of Jewish Apocalyptic Literature; Chapter 13 Early Christian Apocalyptic Rhetoric; Chapter 14 Deconstructing Apocalyptic Literalist Allegory; Part IV Apocalyptic Theology; Chapter 15 Apocalyptic Determinism; Chapter 16 Apocalyptic Dualism
Chapter 17 Apocalyptic Ethics and BehaviorChapter 18 Apocalypse and Torah in Ancient Judaism; Chapter 19 Apocalypticism and Christian Origins; Chapter 20 Descents to Hell and Ascents to Heaven in Apocalyptic Literature; Chapter 21 Apocalypses among Gnostics and Manichaeans; Chapter 22 The Imagined World of the Apocalypses; Part VApocalypse Now; Chapter 23 Messianism as a Political Power in Contemporary Judaism; Chapter 24 Apocalypticism and Radicalism; Chapter 25 Apocalypse and Violence; Chapter 26 Apocalypticism in Contemporary Christianity; Chapter 27 Apocalypse and Trauma
Chapter 28 Apocalypticism and Popular CultureScriptural and Ancient Texts; Subject Index
Apocalypticism arose in ancient Judaism in the last centuries BCE and played a crucial role in the rise of Christianity. It is not only of historical interest: there has been a growing awareness, especially since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, of the prevalence of apocalyptic beliefs in the contemporary world. To understand these beliefs, it is necessary to appreciate their complex roots in the ancient world, and the multi-faceted character of the phenomenon of apocalypticism. The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature is a thematic and phenomenological exploration of apoc
ISBN:0199856494
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199856497.001.0001