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Title The end(s) of time(s) : apocalypticism, messianism, and utopianism through the ages / edited by Hans-Christian Lehner
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]
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Series Prognostication in history, 2589-4404 ; olume 6
Contents The end(s) of time(s) : an introduction / Hans-Christian Lehner -- Christian perspectives on history, eschatology, and transcendence in the Latin Christian Middle Ages / Klaus Herbers -- Byzantine predictions of the end of the world in 500, 1000, and 1492AD / Wolfram Brandes -- The Great Peace and the ends of time in early imperial China / Zhao Lu -- Tibetan Buddhist dystopian narratives and their pedagogical dimensions / Rolf Scheuermann -- Ragnarök : prophecies and notions of the end time in Old Norse religion / Thomas Krümpel -- An overview of Bahá'í eschatology, in a tapestry of five strands / Bernardo Bortolin Kerr -- Beatus of Liebana and the spiritualized understanding of apocalypse in medieval Iberia / Gaelle Bosseman -- Muhammad, Mahdi, antichrist : Muslims in Joachim of Fiore's apocalyptic eschatology / Julia Eva Wannenmacher -- The infernal trinity as passivized pacemaker of salvation history : Satan's particular eschatological activity in Anonymus Bambergensis' Tracts De semine scripturarum and De principe mundi / Matthias Kaup -- Competing eschatological scenarios during the Taiping War, 1851-1864 / Vincent Goossaert -- The messianic quest for an earthly paradise in the modern era of revolution / Jürgen Gebhardt -- Indigenous millennialism : Murabitun Sufism in the black African townships of South Africa / Matthias Gebauer -- Apocalyptic millennialism : the most powerful, volatile, imaginary force in human history / Richard Landes
Summary "In times of crises, be it about climate change, the pandemic corona virus, or democratic struggles, there is an unwaning interest worldwide in the end of times and related themes such as apocalypticism, messianism, and utopianism. This concerns scholarship and society alike, and is by no means limited to the religious field. The present volume collates essays from specialists in the study of apocalyptic and eschatological subjects. With its interdisciplinary approach, it is designed to overcome the existing Euro-centrism and incorporate a broader perspective to the topic of end time expectations in the Christian Middle Ages as well as in East Asia and Africa"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Apocalyptic literature -- Comparative studies
Eschatology -- Comparative studies
Messianism -- Comparative studies
Utopias -- History.
Apocalyptic literature.
Eschatology.
Messianism.
Utopias.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Comparative studies.
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Lehner, Hans-Christian, editor.
LC no. 2021016042
ISBN 9004462430
9789004462434