Faculty of Arts


THEOREL 202

A History of the Apocalypse


Description

An “apocalypse” is a divine revelation about the shape of history and the end of time. It is written for a society in crisis, often describing that society’s collapse before the coming of a better world. This course traces apocalyptic thought from its origins in the ancient Middle East through its development in the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) to its expression in contemporary global cultures and politics.

Assessment

Coursework only

Availability 2020

Not taught in 2020

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Reading/Texts

Murphy, Kelly and Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler, eds. Apocalypses in Context: Apocalyptic Currents throughout History (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2016)

The Book of Daniel, chapters 7-12

The Book of Revelation

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

THEOREL 202: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage I

Restrictions

THEOREL 302


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