The Hart of John

Author: Lawrence R. Deering
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457544695
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Dr. William Hart finds verses from an alternate version of the book of Revelation in his uncle, Aaron Davis's dissertation papers. Davis founded the Brotherhood of Man, an organization that united the major religions of the world and created the world's largest military peace keeping force. Aaron's quest for world domination was stopped by Will's parents with help from the U.S. government. Will, desperately wanting to atone for his uncle's legacy, sets out to find the lost manuscript he believes contributed to his uncle's rise to power. He discovers that Paul Rutledge, a powerful Satanist, is also searching for the lost text and will stop at nothing to obtain it. If made public, the new version of the book of Revelation would shake the very foundation of the Christian faith and change the course of history.

Apocalypse Undone

Author: Preston John Hubbard
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 9780826514011
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Apocalypse Undone recounts Preston Hubbard's four-and-a-half year odyssey from a young, idealistic CCC worker to a much older, troubled man full of contempt for war and those who make it. He survived the Bataan Death March; imprisonment at Camp O'Donnell, where the death rate exceded 400 a day; a jungle work detail on Tayabas Isthmus; the starvation diet of Manila's Bilibid Prison; a 17 day voyage to Japan on a Hell Ship; and a Japanese POW camp bombed by American planes.

Media and the Apocalypse

Author: Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433104190
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Responding to a plethora of media representing end times, this anthology of essays examines pop culture’s fascination with end of the world or apocalyptic narratives. Essays discuss films and made-for-television movies – including Deep Impact, The Core, and The Day After Tomorrow – that feature primarily [hu]man-made catastrophes or natural catastrophes. These representations complement the large amount of mediated literature and films on religious perspectives of the apocalypse, the Left Behind series, and other films/books that deal with prophecy from the Book of Revelation in the Bible. This book will be useful in upper-level undergraduate/graduate courses addressing mass media, film and television studies, popular culture, rhetorical criticism, and special/advanced topics. In addition, the book will be of interest to scholars and students in disciplines including anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, and religious studies.

The Metaphor of the City in the Apocalypse of John

Author: Eva Maria Räpple
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820470832
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Throughout history, the vision of a new city - the heavenly Jerusalem coming down from heaven - has inspired human beings to dream about community, society, and the world. Acting as an incentive to turn unsatisfied longing into utopian ideas and, ultimately, action, the language of the Apocalypse of John has long inspired human imagination in a highly effective manner. This fact has contributed to its controversial role in the history of New Testament interpretation; its bizarre, often paradoxical language seems to veil, rather than reveal, its message. Interestingly, the Apocalypse has never ceased to be an inspiration for artists: unlike conceptual language, art does not restrict interpretation, but has the power to incite the reader or audience to imagine. Using artistic expression as paradigm, this book examines a central image - the city - as metaphorical material, investigating the dynamic, interpretive process from text to imagination.

Experiencing the Apocalypse at the Limits of Alterity

Author: Leif Hongisto
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004186808
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Making use of postclassical narratology this book proposes a reading experience of the Apocalypse that underlines the role of the reader or listener for meaning creation and interpretation, based on their own life experiences and the imagistic quality of the text.

Genesis and Apocalypse

Author: Thomas J. J. Altizer
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664221836
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Thomas Altizer's Genesis and Apocalypse" engages a theological history of Western culture through the works of Augustine, Luther, Barth, and other important figures in theology, as well as critical theorists such as Hegel and Nietzsche, to ultimately offer a Christology for our modern times.

Apocalypse Now

Author: Professor Duncan B Forrester
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409477673
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How may people of faith respond wisely, constructively, and courageously to the challenges of a time of terror? How might religious reasons in public debate be a force for reconciliation rather than violence and hatred? In a world in which religious arguments and religious motivations play such a huge public role, there is an urgent responsibility for interpreting what is happening, and engaging with religious views which are commonly regarded as alien, threatening or dangerous. In Apocalypse Now?, Duncan Forrester argues that disorders and atrocities which include the Gulag, the Holocaust, 9/11, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and the Tsunami disaster have shown us that we stand not at the end of history but in the midst of an apocalyptic age of terror which has striking similarities to the time in which Christianity was born. Moving between two times of terror - the early Centuries of Christianity, and today - Forrester asks how religious motivations can play a positive role in the midst of conflicts and disasters. Reading the 'signs of the times' to try to understand what is happening in today's age of terror, Forrester argues that there are huge resources in the Christian tradition that can be productively deployed for a more constructive and faithful response. We are at a turning point - this is a book which should be read.

Mysterious Apocalypse

Author: Arthur William Wainwright
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No part of the Bible is more controversial than the book of Revelation, or, as it is often called, the Apocalypse. For eighteen hundred years it has given rise to conflicting interpretations, and in the late twentieth century it is as controversial as ever. The Apocalypse has appealed to people from diverse backgrounds. It has attracted the oppressed and the powerful, the poor and the rich. Visionaries, prophetic movements, and social activists have made frequent use of it. Its powerful visions of the millennium, the beasts, Armageddon, the four horsemen, and the New Jerusalem continue to capture people's imagination. In Mysterious Apocalypse, Arthur W. Wainwright surveys the interpretation of the book of Revelation from the second century until the present day. He does not attempt to provide an exhaustive treatment of the subject but gives an account of representative interpretations in both popular religion and academic scholarship. He examines the use of the Apocalypse in political and religious controversy, in art and literature, and in Christian worship. The information he provides demonstrates the nature and extent of the Apocalypse's impact on church and society.