Cosmos, Chaos and the World to Come The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith

ISBN-10: 0300090889
ISBN-13: 9780300090888
Edition: 2nd 2001
Authors: Norman Cohn
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Description: The view that good will overcome evil and lead to a perfect world is held by many religions and races. This work investigates the origins of this belief through the world views of ancient civilisations.

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The view that good will overcome evil and lead to a perfect world is held by many religions and races. This work investigates the origins of this belief through the world views of ancient civilisations.

Norman Cohn is professor emeritus at the University of Sussex.

Foreword to the New Edition
Foreword
Acknowledgements
The Ancient Near East and Beyond
Egyptians
Mesopotamians
Vedic Indians
Zoroastrians
From Combat Myth to Apocalyptic Faith
Syro-Palestinian Crucible
Ugarit
Yahweh and the Jerusalem Monarchy
Exile and After
Jewish Apocalypses (I)
Jewish Apocalypses (II)
The Jesus Sect
The Book of Revelation
Zoroastrians, Jews and Christians
Afterword
Appendix
Notes
Index

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