Likewise, when Elias and Antichrist debate one another, Elias's satanic rival literally echoes and reverses his lines (Concha 68).
Although the play develops strong oppositions between good and evil characters it often uses visual elements in such a way as to make it difficult to tell which is which--a tendency that fits John Parker's Derrida-inflected reading of Antichrist as "the dialectical counterpart to Christ, his doppelganger and dark supplement" (2).
Balan begins the play as a Jewish shepherd who happens to witness the first meeting between Antichrist and his future disciples.
Chester's Antichrist, like most Antichrists, is an inverted Christ figure, with his biblical parody as his most obvious inversion.
The figure of Antichrist looms large in the late Middle Ages, making an appearance in every art form of the period, including drama.
Words, though, are not the only signs that Antichrist destabilizes.
Or maybe this marks the birth of the Antichrist, and the end is still seven years away.
But, most likely, today -- June 6, 2006, or digitally 06/06/06 -- was simply a clear day to release the remake of the 1970s horror film ``The Omen,'' in which a family is terrorized after giving birth to the Antichrist.
Scripture makes it clear that the Antichrist will be so convincing and deceptive and attractive that most people are not going to see him for who he is until the gloves come off.
2) And Origen can refer to his three main sources for Antichrist teaching, Daniel, the writings of Paul (2 Thess.
He will be conquered in turn by the Jewish and real Antichrist from the east, who, after the defeat of Nero and the burning of Rome, will return to Judea, perform false miracles, and be worshiped by the Jews.
While earlier in his career Luther viewed the Antichrist as a figure to come in the future, in 1520 Luther came to view the pope and the papacy as the Antichrist.
The abandonment of the pope's spiritual office was important to Luther's conviction that the pope was the Antichrist because it is one of two markers for the Antichrist identified by St.
Foxe's book imagined history in universal terms: history was a cosmic struggle between the forces of Christ and Antichrist.
17] If England's particular history offered visible instances of a universal apocalyptic struggle against Antichrist, in the work there is tension between a secular and sacred, particular or universal, vision of history; that tension is nowhere more clearly revealed than in the change in Elizabeth's "C.