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The Resource Ultimate things : an introduction to Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature, Greg Carey

Ultimate things : an introduction to Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature, Greg Carey

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Ultimate things : an introduction to Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature
Title
Ultimate things
Title remainder
an introduction to Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature
Statement of responsibility
Greg Carey
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Language
eng
Summary
Carey presents an introduction to the elements of apocalyptic discourse in the Hebrew Bible, the intertestamental texts of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, and the Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts. He seeks to help modern readers perplexed by the rampant and somewhat outrageous depiction and interpretation of apocalyptic literature to see apocalyptic discourse as a flexible set of resources that early Jews and Christians could employ for a variety of persuasive tasks. Carey examines each of the literary works that exhibit apocalyptic discourse. He briefly introduces the date and language of each text and shows its basic contents. Then he examines the particular topics and purposes of the work. Carey concludes by showing a way to read the particular example of apocalyptic discourse as a whole in its own setting with its own purposes. Carey invokes discourse as a category of study in an attempt to bring together the literary, ideological, and social dimensions of apocalyptic language. He sees the genius of apocalyptic discourse in its ability to bring its audience into otherwise inaccessible mysteries concerning the future and the heavenly realms. As theology, apocalyptic discourse engages life?s greatest questions-the nature of God, the desire for justice, and the frustrations of human finitude. As poetry, it expresses the theological imagination in vivid symbols and conventional literary forms
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digitized
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Greg
Dewey number
220/.046
Index
no index present
LC call number
BS646
LC item number
.C37 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Apocalyptic literature
  • BIBLES
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Apocalyptic literature
  • Christentum
  • Apokalyptik
  • Judentum
  • Apocalyptiek
  • Jodendom
  • Christendom
Label
Ultimate things : an introduction to Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature, Greg Carey
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-280)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Encountering apocalyptic discourse -- 1. The earliest apocalypses: 1 Enoch and Daniel -- 2. Emerging apocalyptic discourse in the Hebrew scriptures -- 3. Interpreting the times: Jewish apocalyptic discourse beyond the apocalypses -- 4. The gospels and Jesus -- 5. The Pauline epistles -- 6. Responses to tragedy: Jewish apocalypses after 70 C.E. -- 7. Christian historical apocalypses -- 8. Christian ascents: What are they good for? -- 9. Epilogue: Legacies and prospects -- Notes -- Bibliography
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823170595
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiii, 280 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780954267742
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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40c147f1-1df0-4b87-a480-280e9755adf3
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823170595
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Ultimate things : an introduction to Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature, Greg Carey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-280)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Encountering apocalyptic discourse -- 1. The earliest apocalypses: 1 Enoch and Daniel -- 2. Emerging apocalyptic discourse in the Hebrew scriptures -- 3. Interpreting the times: Jewish apocalyptic discourse beyond the apocalypses -- 4. The gospels and Jesus -- 5. The Pauline epistles -- 6. Responses to tragedy: Jewish apocalypses after 70 C.E. -- 7. Christian historical apocalypses -- 8. Christian ascents: What are they good for? -- 9. Epilogue: Legacies and prospects -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
823170595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 280 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780954267742
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
40c147f1-1df0-4b87-a480-280e9755adf3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823170595
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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