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Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs through the Ages - Eugen Weber
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2000, ISBN: 0674003950

[SR: 1797938], Paperback, [EAN: 9780674003958], Harvard University Press, Harvard University Press, Book, [PU: Harvard University Press], 2000-12-01, Harvard University Press, Apocalyptic visions and prophecies from Zarathustra to yesterday form the luxuriant panorama in Eugen Weber's profound and elegant book. Beginning with the ancients of the West and the Orient and, especially, with those from whom we received our religions, the Jews and earliest Christians, Weber finds that an absolute belief in the end of time, when good would do final battle with evil, was omnipresent. Within centuries, apocalyptic beliefs inspired Crusades, scientific discoveries, works of art, voyages such as those of Columbus, rebellions and reforms. In the new world, American abolitionists, who were so critical to the movement to end slavery, believed in a final reckoning. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries' apocalyptic movements veered toward a lunatic fringe, and Weber rescues them from obloquy. From this more than two millennia history, he redresses the historical and religious amnesia that has consigned the study of apocalypses and millennial thought to the ash heap of thought and belief. Weber, a master storyteller, turns detective in this latest book as he finds these alternative rationalities in the West, Asia, Africa, and South America. He writes with profound respect for the millennial pulse in history while never losing his urbane and witty style of writing. As we approach our second millennium beset by a host of apocalyptic predictions and cults, this book offers a map of understanding of the creeds we ignore at our peril. , Plagues, fires from heaven, worldwide computer failure--apocalyptic visions are nothing new. Indeed, they may well be a necessary part of life. As historian Eugen Weber points out, "apocalyptic prophesies are attempts to interpret the times, console and guide, and suggest the future." In Apocalypses: Prophesies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs Through the Ages, Weber presents a history of end-of-the-worldisms, such as the panics during the sack of Rome in A.D. 410, multiple medieval Second Comings, Yeats's prediction of a "Celtic Armageddon" in 1899, and late-20th-century fears. This is no mere laundry list, however; Weber analyzes each of these beliefs and uses their historical contexts to make them more understandable. Weber's witty prose is tempered by an obvious respect for those with "alternative rationalities." Most readers, however, will enjoy watching these millennial beliefs recur throughout history--and perhaps breathe a sigh of relief. As Weber argues, St. Augustine's advice continues to ring true today: rather than trying to reckon the years before the end of the world, "relax your fingers and give them a little rest.", 12215, Prophecies, 172810, Bible Study & Reference, 12290, Christian Books & Bibles, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 15812171, Civilization & Culture, 5035, World, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 6343240011, General, 6343224011, Religious, 5035, World, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 12783, Comparative Religion, 12779, Religious Studies, 22, Religion & Spirituality, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 12785, History, 12779, Religious Studies, 22, Religion & Spirituality, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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[SR: 593321], Taschenbuch, [EAN: 9780674003958], Harvard Univ Pr, Harvard Univ Pr, Book, [PU: Harvard Univ Pr], Harvard Univ Pr, Apocalypses Redresses the historical and religious amnesia that has consigned the study of apocalyptic and millennial thought to the lunatic fringe. Full description, Plagues, fires from heaven, worldwide computer failure--apocalyptic visions are nothing new. Indeed, they may well be a necessary part of life. As historian Eugen Weber points out, "apocalyptic prophesies are attempts to interpret the times, console and guide, and suggest the future." In Apocalypses: Prophesies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs Through the Ages, Weber presents a history of end-of-the-worldisms, such as the panics during the sack of Rome in A.D. 410, multiple medieval Second Comings, Yeats's prediction of a "Celtic Armageddon" in 1899, and late-20th-century fears. This is no mere laundry list, however; Weber analyzes each of these beliefs and uses their historical contexts to make them more understandable. Weber's witty prose is tempered by an obvious respect for those with "alternative rationalities." Most readers, however, will enjoy watching these millennial beliefs recur throughout history--and perhaps breathe a sigh of relief. As Weber argues, St. Augustine's advice continues to ring true today: rather than trying to reckon the years before the end of the world, "relax your fingers and give them a little rest.", 65597011, Weltgeschichte, 65612011, 17. Jahrhundert, 65606011, 18. Jahrhundert, 65607011, 19. Jahrhundert, 65608011, 20. Jahrhundert, 65613011, 21. Jahrhundert, 65598011, Beförderung & Verkehr, 65614011, Expeditionen & Entdeckungsreisen, 65619011, Islamisch, 65617011, Jüdisch, 65610011, Mittelalter, 65611011, Renaissance, 65541011, Revolutionen, 65140011, Geschichte, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 54745011, Prophezeiungen, 54723011, Nachschlagewerke, 54807011, Christentum, 54682011, Religion & Esoterik, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 1323403031, Vergleichende Religionswissenschaften, 55376011, Religionswissenschaft, 54682011, Religion & Esoterik, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher, 1323407031, Geschichte, 55376011, Religionswissenschaft, 54682011, Religion & Esoterik, 54071011, Genres, 52044011, Fremdsprachige Bücher

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millennium beset by a host of apocalyptic predictions and cults, this book offers a map of understanding of the creeds we ignore at our peril. Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs Through the Ages Bücher > Fremdsprachige Bücher > Englische Bücher Taschenbuch 01.11.2000 Buch (fremdspr.), Harvard University Press, .200

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millennium beset by a host of apocalyptic predictions and cults, this book offers a map of understanding of the creeds we ignore at our peril.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780674003958
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Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
302 Pages
Weight: 0,363 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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