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By John R. Hall

Winner of the yank Sociological Association's 'Distinguished publication Award' within the faith class.

for many people, "Apocalypse" indicates the cataclysmic finish of the area. but in Greek "apocalypse" potential "revelation," and the true topic of the e-book of Revelation is how the sacred arises in background at a second of challenge and future. With origins in historic religions, the apocalyptic has been a transformative strength from the time of the Crusades, during the Reformation, the French Revolution and glossy communism, all of the option to the current day "Islamic Jihad" and "War on Terror." In Apocalypse, John R. corridor explores the importance of apocalyptic pursuits and the position they've got performed within the upward thrust of the West and "The Empire of Modernity."

This exceptional cross-disciplinary learn bargains a unique foundation for rethinking our social order and its ambivalent kinfolk to sacred background. Apocalypse will allure normal readers looking new understandings of the area in hard occasions. students and scholars will discover a compelling synthesis that attracts them into dialog with others drawn to faith, theology, tradition, philosophy, and phenomenology, in addition to sociology, social thought, western civilization, and global history.

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