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Cosmos, chaos, and the world to come : the ancient roots of apocalyptic faith

Author: Norman Rufus Colin Cohn
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st published in pbk. 1995View all editions and formats

The view that good will overcome evil and lead to a perfect world is held across the globe across religions and races. The author seeks to investigate the origins of this belief through the world  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Études comparatives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Rufus Colin Cohn
ISBN: 0300065515 9780300065510 0300055986 9780300055986
OCLC Number: 35448199
Description: 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The ancient Near East and beyond. Egyptians --
Mesopotamians --
Vedic Indians --
Zorastrians --
From combat to apocalyptic faith --
pt. 2. Syro-Palestinian crucible. Ugarit --
Yahweh and the Jerusalem monarchy --
Exile and after --
Jewish apocalpses (I, II) --
The Jesus sect --
The book of Revelation --
Jews, Zoroastrians and Christians.
Responsibility: Norman Cohn.


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