The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism: Volume 1: The Origins of Apocalypticism in Judaism and Christianity

The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism: Volume 1: The Origins of Apocalypticism in Judaism and Christianity


Hailed because the top scholarship in its box, this survey lines apocalypticism's position in Western heritage from its origins to the shut of the 3rd millennium.

Continuum congratulates Joan J. Collins on being the recipient of the 1999 selection impressive educational e-book Award

Praise for the Encyclopedia:
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-Religious reviews evaluation, July 2000

"This fabulous choice of essays explores religiously encouraged conceptions of the tip of background ... Addressing serious points of Western apocalypticism, the authors determine and outline their themes rigorously, advance self sustaining interpretations, and provide very good helping annotated bibliographies. This brilliant encyclopedia represents the simplest present scholarship ... it richly merits extensive distribution."
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"An integral source for a person attracted to learning the starting place, improvement, and carrying on with effect of apocalyptic notion and writings in Judaism, Christianity and Islam."
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- Arnold Jacob Wolr, writer of Apocalyptic for the Millennium

"Excellent....an crucial device for the research of historic apocalyptic." -Religious reviews evaluation, April 2001

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