The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 26 mar. 1998 - 337 pagini
Apocalyptic literature evokes an imaginative world that is set in deliberate counterpoint to the experiential world of the present. Apocalypticism thrives especially in times of crisis, and it functions by offering a resolution of the relevant crisis, not in practical terms but in terms of imagination and faith.

The Apocalyptic Imagination by John Collins is one of the most widely praised studies of Jewish apocalyptic literature ever written. And this second edition of Collins's study represents a complete updating and rewriting of the original work. Especially noteworthy is the chapter on the Dead Sea Scrolls, which now takes into account all of the recently published texts. Other chapters discuss apocalypse as a literary genre, explore the phenomenon and function of apocalypticism in the ancient world, study a wide range of individual apocalyptic texts, and examine the apocalyptic character of early Christianity.
 

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The Apocalyptic Genre
1
The Early Enoch Literature
43
Daniel
85
Related Genres Oracles and Testaments
116
Qumran
145
The Similitudes of Enoch
177
After the Fall 4 Ezra 2 Baruch and the Apocalypse of Abraham
194
Apocalyptic Literature from the Diaspora in the Roman Period
233
Apocalypticism in Early Christianity
256
Epilogue
280
Bibliography
284
Index of Subjects
318
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John J. Collins is professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

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