According to Paul Christianson and a number of other historians writing around the same time, such as Tai Liu, William Lamont, Katherine Firth, and Richard Bauckham, apocalypticism
existed from the earliest days of reformation in England and millenarianism was gaining respectability in the early years of the seventeenth century.
Over the past thirty years, more scholarship has been devoted to apocalypticism
than in the previous three hundred.
John of Rupescissa's alchemy is rendered accessible to religious historians; one hopes that historians of science will find his apocalypticism
explained with equal lucidity.
early modern religion, apocalypticism
, and even occult thought on the
The short answer is that diverse influences supplemented the stark apocalypticism
Thus it seems that Bostick is correct in his contention that "Continental conceptions reinforced, but did not create, apocalypticism
in sixteenth century England; rather, English perceptions of the Antichrist influenced Continental exegates.
Despite the natural temptation to dismiss Catholic apocalypticism
as a lunatic fringe, Dinges argues that doing so is a mistake.
The hard core of the volume consists of a series of early modern essays on the continuum of apocalyptic exploration from Thomas Muntzer's apocalypticism
and mysticism (Eugene Honee) to Jane Dawson on the formative apocalyptic thinking of the Marian Exiles, and on to Nicolette Mout on the apocalyptic element in a series of rebellions in the Hapsburg Monarchy, from the Defenestration of Prague to the Hungarian uprisings of the later seventeenth century.
Finally, David Frankfurter's study on the regional legacy of Jewish apocalypticism
in Christian Asia Minor and Egypt is rich and suggestive, if not in every case persuasive.
It's typical of apocalypticism
to reveal secrets only partially; it's to tantalize, to make you wonder what else there is to be revealed so you'll keep coming back to talk to the prophet or to listen," says Adela Yarbro Collins.
The Symbolist aesthetic had its own built-in totalizing tendencies--its own apocalypticism
, utopianism, and eschatology; Vladimir Soloviev and Aleksandr Blok could be fetishized as easily as Gorky and Chernyshevsky.
Among the topics are the penumbra of the canon: what the Deuterocanonical books represent; the early history of the Deuterocanonici; Hellenization and Jewish identity in the Deuterocanonical literature; wisdom in Deuterocanonical and cognate literatures; creation, Torah, and revealed wisdom in some Second Temple sapiental texts: Sirach, 4AInstruction, 4Q185, and 4Q525; Philo of Alexandria and the Greek Ben Sira; the figure of Moses in the Book of Wisdom; apocalypticism
and narration in the Book of Tobit; and Tobit's mysterious canine revisited.
Among the topics are Deuteronomy 19-34 and the formation of the Torah, scribal culture and the composition of the Book of Isaiah, God as the object of anger in the Psalms, hearing one gospel through historically dissimilar traditions, how the ordinary words of men and women become the living word of God in scripture, the portrayal of Assyria in the Books of Kings, ancient Near Eastern apocalypticism
and the origins of the New Testament canon of scripture, and the fourth gospel's narrative openness to readers.
The lived religion of ordinary folk of medieval Europe, including the popular apocalypticism
, is not Whalen's focus.
Most antebellum reformers abandoned apocalypticism
, believing the millennium would dawn not through catastrophe but through Christians' efforts to create societies obedient to God.