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By John R. Hall

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

for many folks, "Apocalypse" indicates the cataclysmic finish of the realm. but in Greek "apocalypse" capacity "revelation," and the true topic of the publication of Revelation is how the sacred arises in heritage at a second of concern and future. With origins in historical religions, the apocalyptic has been a transformative strength from the time of the Crusades, in the course of the Reformation, the French Revolution and smooth communism, the entire method to the current day "Islamic Jihad" and "War on Terror." In Apocalypse, John R. corridor explores the importance of apocalyptic events and the position they've got performed within the upward thrust of the West and "The Empire of Modernity."

This amazing cross-disciplinary research deals a singular foundation for rethinking our social order and its ambivalent kinfolk to sacred background. Apocalypse will allure basic readers looking new understandings of the realm in not easy occasions. students and scholars will discover a compelling synthesis that pulls them into dialog with others attracted to faith, theology, tradition, philosophy, and phenomenology, in addition to sociology, social idea, western civilization, and international history.

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