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A history of the end of the world : how the most controversial book in the Bible changed the course of Western civilization  Cover Image Book Book

A history of the end of the world : how the most controversial book in the Bible changed the course of Western civilization / Jonathan Kirsch.

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  • ISBN: 0060816988
  • Physical Description: 340 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, c2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The book of Revelation": p. [257]-287.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-330) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Subject: Bible. Revelation > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Revelation > Influence.
End of the world > History of doctrines.
History > Religious aspects > Christianity.


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