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By John R. Hall

Winner of the yankee Sociological Association's 'Distinguished e-book Award' within the faith class.

for many people, "Apocalypse" indicates the cataclysmic finish of the area. but in Greek "apocalypse" ability "revelation," and the genuine topic of the booklet of Revelation is how the sacred arises in heritage at a second of drawback and future. With origins in historic religions, the apocalyptic has been a transformative strength from the time of the Crusades, throughout the Reformation, the French Revolution and sleek communism, the entire solution to the current day "Islamic Jihad" and "War on Terror." In Apocalypse, John R. corridor explores the importance of apocalyptic activities and the position they've got performed within the upward push of the West and "The Empire of Modernity."

This outstanding cross-disciplinary examine deals a unique foundation for rethinking our social order and its ambivalent family to sacred heritage. Apocalypse will allure basic readers looking new understandings of the realm in tough instances. students and scholars will discover a compelling synthesis that attracts them into dialog with others attracted to faith, theology, tradition, philosophy, and phenomenology, in addition to sociology, social idea, western civilization, and global history.

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