Item description for Visions of the End: Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages by Bernard McGinn...
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
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 5.99" Height: 1.05" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1998
Publisher Columbia University Press
ISBN 0231112572 ISBN13 9780231112574
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More About Bernard McGinn
Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He is the author of Anti-Christ, Early Christian Mystics, The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism, and The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart. He lives in Chicago.
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...
Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism (Paperback)
Presence of God: A History of Western Christian Mysticism
Reviews - What do customers think about Visions of the End?
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.