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Title:
Apocalyptic bodies : the biblical end of the world in text and image
Author:
Pippin, Tina, 1956-
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiv, 160 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1120 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780415182485

9780415182492
Format :
Book

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Central Library BS646 .P46 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Apocalyptic Bodiestraces the biblical notions of the end of the world as represented in ancient and modern texts, art, music and popular culture, for example the paintings of Bosch. Tina Pippin addresses the question of how far we, in the late twentieth century, are capable of reading and responding to the 'signs of the times'. It will appeal not only to those studying religion, but also to those fascinated with interpretations of the end of the world.


Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction: Apocalypse as Sequel
2 A Good Apocalypse is Hard to Find: Crossing the Apocalyptic Borders of Mark 13
3 Jezebel Revamped
4 The Power of Babel: Spiralling out of Control
5 Peering into the Abyss: A Postmodern reading of the Biblical Bottomless Pit
6 Apocalyptic Horror
7 Apocalyptic Fear
8 Conclusion: The Joy of (Apocalyptic) Sex
Notes
Bibliography
Index of names and terms
Index of biblical and related texts

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