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History of the End of the World How the Most Controversial Book in the Bible Changed the Course of Western Civilization

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ISBN-10: 0060816988

ISBN-13: 9780060816988

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jonathan Kirsch

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"[The Book of] Revelation has served as a "language arsenal" in a great many of the social, cultural, and political conflicts in Western history. Again and again, Revelation has stirred some dangerous men and women to act out their own private apocalypses. Above all, the moral calculus of Revelation-the demonization of one's enemies, the sanctification of revenge taking, and the notion that history must end in catastrophe-can be detected in some of the worst atrocities and excesses of every age, including our own. For all of these reasons, the rest of us ignore the book of Revelation only at our impoverishment and, more to the point, at our own peril." The mysterious author of the…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/22/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

He is a book columnist for The Los Angeles Times & author of the bestselling & critically acclaimed King david: The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel, Moses: A Life & Harlot by the Side of the Road, writes & lectures widely. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Something Rich and Strange
Spooky Knowledge and Last Things
The History of a Delusion
The Apocalyptic Invasion
"Your Own Days, Few and Evil"
To Begin the World Over Again
The Godless Apocalypse
The Book of Revelation
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Author