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Author Martin, John Jeffries.

Title A beautiful ending : the apocalyptic imagination and the making of the modern world / John Martin
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2022
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Description 1 online resource (332 pages)
Summary In this revelatory immersion into the apocalyptic, messianic, and millenarian ideas and movements that created the modern world, John Jeffries Martin performs a kind of empathic time travel-entering into the psyche, spirituality, and temporalities of a cast of historical actors in profound moments of discovery. He argues that religious faith-Christian, Jewish, and Muslim-did not oppose but rather fostered the making of a modern scientific spirit, buoyed along by a providential view of history and nature, and a deep conviction in the coming End of the World.0Through thoughtful attention to the primary sources, Martin re-reads the Renaissance, excavating a religious foundation at the core of even the most radical empirical thinking. Familiar icons like Ibn Khaldun, Columbus, Isaac Luria, and Francis Bacon emerge startlingly fresh and newly gleaned, agents of a history formerly untold and of a modern world made in the image of its imminent end
An award-winning historian's revisionary account of the early modern world, showing how apocalyptic ideas stimulated political, religious, and intellectual transformations
Subject Apocalyptic literature.
Civilization, Modern.
End of the world -- History of doctrines
End of the world -- History of doctrines.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300265441