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A history of the end of the world : how the most controversial book in the Bible changed the course of Western civilization / Jonathan Kirsch.

By: Kirsch, Jonathan, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Harpercollins, 2007Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0061349879; 9780061349874.Subject(s): Bible. Revelation -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Revelation -- Influence | Bible. Revelation -- Criticism | Bible. Revelation -- Influence | Bible. Revelation | Bible. N.T. Revelation -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. N.T. Revelation -- Influence | End of the world -- History of doctrines | History -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | End of the world -- History of doctrines | History -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | End of the world -- History of doctrines | History -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) | End of the world -- History of doctrines | History -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityGenre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Periodicals. | Juvenile works. | Maps. | Case studies. | Conference proceedings. | Outlines, syllabi, etc. | Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Contents:
Something rich and strange -- Spooky knowledge and last things -- The history of a delusion -- The apocalyptic invasion -- Your own days, few and evil -- To begin the world over again -- The godless apocalypse.
Summary: An evaluation of how the book of Revelation has significantly influenced history and the modern world cites its place at the heart of culture wars between governments and religions, discussing such topics as how it was nearly cut from the New Testament, the role of the book in the fall of the Roman Empire, and its use in the establishment of foreign policy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Something rich and strange -- Spooky knowledge and last things -- The history of a delusion -- The apocalyptic invasion -- Your own days, few and evil -- To begin the world over again -- The godless apocalypse.

An evaluation of how the book of Revelation has significantly influenced history and the modern world cites its place at the heart of culture wars between governments and religions, discussing such topics as how it was nearly cut from the New Testament, the role of the book in the fall of the Roman Empire, and its use in the establishment of foreign policy.