A History of the Apocalypse
An 'apocalypse' is a divine revelation about the shape of history. It is written for a society in crisis, often describing that society’s collapse before the coming of a better world. This course traces the development of apocalyptic thought in the religions of the West, from the ancient Middle East through to apocalyptic themes in modern cultures.
For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for THEOREL 202.
Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.
Not taught in 2023
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
THEOREL 202: 15 points
30 points at Stage I