Living With Zombies: Society in Apocalypse
in Film, Literature and Other Media
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- "Each loss means an apocalypse
for the family.
Because Apocalucy inspiringly proves what deliciously fruitful hard work it is ministering to more than a hundred apocalypses
, especially those of our own invention.
The subversion of the apocalypses
in the Book of Jubilees.
These three early historical apocalypses
used similar strategies of scriptural reinterpretation and historical overviews of past, present, and future in order to counter the violence, propaganda, and ideology of the Seleucid king Antiochus IV Epiphanes.
Portier-Young argues that the first Jewish apocalypses
emerged as a literature of resistance to Hellenistic imperial rule.
, Mills suggests, are usually written by those who have lost "real bad"--not just on a political scale, but on a cosmic one.
is, in his own words, "more about narrative than interpretation, description than explanation.
While the horrors of the Johanine Revelation may first appear as only so many historical artifacts, I briefly argued in Defying that modern life is actually replete with clear examples of apocalypses
generated by collective despair (Clark, 1997, p.
It is briefly mentioned among the later Apocalypses
in Schneemelcher's New Testament Apocrypha (ET, 1993), ii.
Noting that this apocalyptic consciousness influenced Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity, she presents a theoretical framework for understanding resistance, history of Hellenistic rule in Judea, and multilayered analyses of extant apocalypses
written in this period: Daniel, the Apocalypse
of Weeks and Book of Dreams.
People love to think about apocalypses
,'' says Peter Dendle, author of ``The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia.
But as an introduction to the non-canonical Christian apocalypses
and related literature included in this volume, this section was inappropriate even in 1964, since it defines apocalyptic in a way that does not really fit these Christian works, and was obviously conceived as an account of Jewish apocalyptic for its own sake.
This rather difficult book seems to claim that, for both Milton and Marvell, the apocalypse
is not a past or future event, but, unbeknownst to the practitioners themselves, a dynamic creation of seventeenth-century Protestantism, happening in their own times, a dynamic agent of positive change.
If ``Gilmore Girls'' were set during the Apocalypse
, it might look a little something like ``Three Moons Over Milford,'' a lighthearted ABC Family series about the impending end of the world, set after a meteor slams into the moon, creating three precarious satellites that might plummet into Earth at any moment -- or, the show's producers no doubt hope, may hover over the planet for years to come.