Films with apocalyptic
themes have never been more popular.
Whether the end is envisioned as a religious second coming or the realization of a utopian Age of Aquarius, the roots of apocalyptic
thinking run deep in the American character, as Anthony Aveni shows in Apocalyptic
4) Whatever the apocalyptic
event may have been, it seems more likely that it was man-made rather than a force of nature.
Claiming that apocalyptic
texts directly prophesy contemporary events, these interpretations offer adherents "biblical grounding" to demonize the forces they feel are responsible for their discomfort while affirming the worldview and values they hold dear.
Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy says she always wanted to teach a course on apocalyptic
literature, and she is a fan of AMC's TV show ''The Walking Dead.
Exploring the impulses behind the apocalyptic
poem, Pordzik (English and American studies, U.
This would have been a valuable project even if Johnston had confined the scope of his study to the radicals and nonconformists who so troubled the establishment between 1660 and 1689, but he adds an extra dimension to our understanding of the period by demonstrating that apocalyptic
interpretations of history became a weapon of Anglican apologists as well as their antagonists.
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Contrary to the interpretation of fundamentalists, the apocalyptic
genre is more an escape from history than actual history.
He gives a glimpse of a post apocalyptic
Cardiff in his collection of work entitled "Life After Us".
Johnston effectively argues not only that the apocalyptic
interpretation of events was widespread in the Restoration, but that it was common to all Protestant persuasions.
mindset--as a worldview, theology, and/or poetics--and its universal, cross-cultural, and trans-historical presence is powerful and durable (see, e.
Shakespeare takes as its starting point the prevalence of an 'apocalyptic
impulse' from 'ancient eschatological doctrines of Zoroaster in Persia, through Judaic and Christian visions of the End, to .
And what makes the Western psyche so prone to generate apocalyptic
Patterns in Twentieth-Century Literature without resorting to words like "encyclopedic" or "compendious.