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Visions of the End: Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages [Paperback]

By Bernard McGinn (Author)
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From millenarists to Antichrist hunters, from the Sibyls to the Hussites, Visions of the End is a monumental compendium spanning the literature of the Christian apocalyptic tradition from the period A.D. 400 to 1500, masterfully selected and complete with a comprehensive introduction and new preface.

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Studio: Columbia University Press
Pages   390
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 2, 1998
Publisher   Columbia University Press
Age  22
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  0231112572  
ISBN13  9780231112574  

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Bernard McGinn, Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor of Historical Theology and History of Christianity at the University of Chicago, is the author of many books, including Visions of the End: Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages (Columbia).

Bernard McGinn currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois. Bernard McGinn was born in 1937.

Bernard McGinn has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Cistercian Fathers
  2. Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)
  3. Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism (Paperback)
  4. Growth of Mysticism
  5. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  6. Presence of God
  7. Presence of God
  8. Presence of God: A History of Western Christian Mysticism

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Change and Continuity  Aug 9, 2009
This is a fascinating book. While it is not perhaps the type of book to settle down with for an evening's read, neither is it solely a reference book. The longer general introduction by the author is informative, accurate, and full of insights about the subject, while the shorter introductions to the chronologically arranged selections of original material are invaluable for placing them in context and pointing out particular points of interest. An overall reading shows inescapeably both the continuity of apocalyptic thought in the middle ages and the ways in which it changed through the centuries. Notes and bibliography are exemplary. Taken altogether, this book makes a fine addition to texts for college courses dealing with medieval thought.
Good Resource of Rare Prophecies  Jun 5, 2009
This book contains only excerpts of the prophecies, so it is not as good as it could have been as a reference, but excerpts are better than nothing. It also contains tons of end notes, which means the reader is constantly flipping back and forth, very irritating. I hate end notes, footnotes are better.
Great book  Jun 20, 2008
A very well written book for those interested in this matter, it countain the main medieval prophecies and explanations about their origins and history. A must for any scholar interested in the subject, in my viewpoint. This was one of the best books I used to write mine - Selected Prophecies and Prophets - by the way. It has accurate information, which is not so common in this subject.

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