Ultimate Things An Introduction to Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic Literature

ISBN-10: 0827238037
ISBN-13: 9780827238039
Edition: 2005
Authors: Greg Carey
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Description: Carey presents an introduction to the elements of apocalyptic discourse in the Hebrew Bible, the intertestamental texts of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, and the Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts. He seeks to help modern readers perplexed by  More...

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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Chalice Press
Publication date: 12/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Carey presents an introduction to the elements of apocalyptic discourse in the Hebrew Bible, the intertestamental texts of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, and the Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts. He seeks to help modern readers perplexed by the rampant and somewhat outrageous depiction and interpretation of apocalyptic literature to see apocalyptic discourse as a flexible set of resources that early Jews and Christians could employ for a variety of persuasive tasks. Examining each of the literary works that exhibit apocalyptic discourse, Carey briefly introduces the date and language of each text and shows its basic contents. He examines the particular topics and purposes of the work and concludes by showing a way to read particular examples of apocalyptic discourse as a whole in its own setting with its own purposes.

Greg Carey is professor of New Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He co edited Vision and Persuasion: Rhetorical Dimensions of Apocalyptic Discourse from Chalice Press and has written Elusive Apocalypse: Reading Authority in the Revelation to John from Mercer University Press.

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction: Encountering Apocalyptic Discourse
The Earliest Apocalypses: 1 Enoch and Daniel
Emerging Apocalyptic Discourse in the Hebrew Scriptures
Interpreting the Times: Jewish Apocalyptic Discourse beyond the Apocalypses
The Gospels and Jesus
The Pauline Epistles
Responses to Tragedy: Jewish Apocalypses after 70 C.E.
Christian Historical Apocalypses
Christian Ascents: What Are They Good For?
Epilogue: Legacies and Prospects
Notes
Bibliography

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