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Catastrophes and the apocalyptic in the Middle Ages and Renaissance / edited by Robert E. Bjork.

Publication:
Turnhout : Brepols, [2019] , ©2019
Series:
Arizona Studies in the Middle ages and the Renaissance, 2034-5585 ; Volume 43
Format/Description:
Book
XII, 207 pagina's : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Bible. Revelation. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Disasters -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Church history -- 16th century.
Bible. Revelation.
Church history.
Church history -- Middle Ages.
Disasters -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
In the twenty-first century, insurance companies still refer to ?acts of God? for any accident or event not influenced by human beings: hurricanes, floods, hail, tsunamis, wildfires, earthquakes, tornados, lightning strikes, even falling trees. The remote origin of this concept can be traced to the Hebrew Bible. During the Second Temple period of Judaism a new literary form developed called ?apocalyptic? as a mediated revelation of heavenly secrets to a human sage concerning messages that could be cosmological, speculative, historical, teleological, or moral. The best-known development of this type of literature, however, came to fruition in the New Testament and is, of course, the Book of Revelation, attributed to the apostle John, and which figures prominently in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.00This collection of essays, the result of the 2014 ACMRS Conference, treats the topic of catastrophes and their connection to apocalyptic mentalities and rhetoric in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (with particular reference to reception of the Book of Revelation), both in Europe and in the Muslim world. The twelve authors contributing to this volume use terms that are simultaneously helpful and ambiguous for a whole range of phenomena and appraisal.
Notes:
Based on conference proceedings.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Bjork, Robert E., 1949- editor.
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Conference (2014)
Other format:
e-book version
ISBN:
9782503582979
2503582974
9782503582986
2503582982
OCLC:
1104651154
Publisher Number:
9782503582979
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