apocalypse

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Synonyms for apocalypse

Synonyms for apocalypse

something disclosed, especially something not previously known or realized

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a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil

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Since he correctly reminds us that the Greek apokalypsis means literally "an unveiling," one of those friends, for instance, might have whispered in his ear that George Eliot actually wrote a story called The Lifted Veil, or that the name of Friedrich Schleiermacher, whom he nicely cites on page 195, means literally "Veilmaker.
The reason the general Greek term apokalypsis is applied to this specific genre is because the most influential example of the form, the New Testament book of Revelation, explicitly describes itself in its opening verse as a revelation.