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By John R. Hall

ISBN-10: 0745645089

ISBN-13: 9780745645087

ISBN-10: 0745645097

ISBN-13: 9780745645094

Winner of the yank Sociological Association's 'Distinguished publication Award' within the faith classification.

for many people, "Apocalypse" indicates the cataclysmic finish of the area. but in Greek "apocalypse" skill "revelation," and the genuine topic of the e-book of Revelation is how the sacred arises in heritage at a second of hindrance and future. With origins in historical religions, the apocalyptic has been a transformative strength from the time of the Crusades, during the Reformation, the French Revolution and glossy communism, all of the method to the current day "Islamic Jihad" and "War on Terror." In Apocalypse, John R. corridor explores the importance of apocalyptic events and the position they've got performed within the upward push of the West and "The Empire of Modernity."

This exceptional cross-disciplinary research deals a singular foundation for rethinking our social order and its ambivalent relatives to sacred historical past. Apocalypse will allure basic readers looking new understandings of the area in tough instances. students and scholars will discover a compelling synthesis that attracts them into dialog with others drawn to faith, theology, tradition, philosophy, and phenomenology, in addition to sociology, social conception, western civilization, and international history.

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