A Brief History of End Time
Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now
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Blake, Nostradamus, Christian fundamentalists, and latter-day prophets are just some of the many individuals and groups—both religious and secular—who have speculated about the end of the world.
Are they just misguided enthusiasts or is there still something to be learnt from them now that more than 2,000 years of the Christian era have passed without the Apocalypse? Why has the end of time exercised a continuing fascination over the human imagination?
In this thoroughly entertaining exploration of end-time ideas and beliefs, Dr Paula Clifford indulges her own fascination with the colourful array of characters and events, and artefacts associated with them. She reaches thoughtful and surprising conclusions in light of today’s fears of environmental catastrophe and an ever-increasing knowledge of the origins and destiny of our universe.
This second edition has been updated to include the first decades of the third millennium.