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Author Making Ends Meet: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the End of Times in Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism (Conference) (2015 : Vienna, Austria), author
Title Cultures of eschatology / edited by Veronika Wieser, Vincent Eltschinger and Johann Heiss
Imprint Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Oldenbourg, [2020]
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Descript 2 volumes (xviii, 834 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Series Cultural history of apocalyptic thought ; volume 3/1-3/2 = Kulturgeschichte der Apokalypse ; Band 3/1-3/2
Cultural history of apocalyptic thought ; v. 3
Kulturgeschichte der Apokalypse ; Bd. 3
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
volume 1. Empires and scriptural authorities in Medieval Christian, Islamic and Buddhist communities -- Introduction : approaches to medieval cultures of eschatology / Veronika Wieser and Vincent Eltschinger -- Making ends meet : Western eschatologies, or the future of a society (9th-12th centuries). Addition of individual projects, or collective construction of a radiant dawn? / Guy Lobrichon -- Apocalyptic literature - a never-ending story / Uta Heil -- "When the sun is shrouded in darkness and the stars are dimmed" (Qur'an 81:1-2). Imagery, rhetoric and doctrinal instruction in Muslim apocalyptic literature / Sebastian Günther -- Volatile images : the empty throne and its place in the Byzantine Last Judgment iconography / Armin Bergmeier -- On some Buddhist uses of the kaliyuga / Vincent Eltschinger -- Choices - the use of textual authorities in the Revelation of John / Michael Sommer -- Manichaean eschatology : Gnostic-Christian thinking about last things / Johannes van Oort -- The Third Latin Recension of the Revelationes of Pseudo-Methodius - introduction and edition / Cinzia Grifoni and Clemens Gantner -- Eschatological relativity. On the scriptural undermining of apocalypses in Jewish Second Temple, Late Antique and Medieval receptions of the Book of Watchers / Matthias Däumer -- Eschatologies of the sword, compared : Latin Christianity, lslam(s), and Japanese Buddhism / Philippe Buc -- The portents of the hour : eschatology and empire in the early Islamic tradition / Stephen Shoemaker -- The History of Ibn Ḥabīb : al-Andalus in the Last Days / Ann Christys -- Apocalyptic insiders? Identity and heresy in early Medieval Iberia and Francia / James T. Palmer -- Treasure texts on the Age of Decline : prophecies concerning the hidden land of Yolmo, their reception and impact / Zsóka Gelle -- Gog and Magog crossing borders : biblical, Christian and Islamic imaginings / Faustina Doufikar-Aerts -- Zaydī theology popularised : a hailstorm hitting the heterodox / Johann Heiss and Eirik Hovden -- Political propheticism. John of Rupescissa's figure of the end times emperor and its evolution / Elena Tealdi -- volume 2. Time, death, and afterlife in Medieval Christian, Islamic and Buddhist communities -- Death and eschatological beliefs in the lives of the prophets according to Islam / Roberto Tottoli -- Scattered bones and miracles - the cult of saints, the resurrection of the body and eschatological thought in the works of Gregory of Tours / Pia Lucas -- Arguing for improvement : the Last Judgment, time and the future in Dhuoda's Liber manualis / Miriam Czock -- Death and pollution as a common matrix of Japanese Buddhism and Shintō / Bernhard Scheid -- Apocalypse Now? Body, soul and judgment in the Christianisation of the Anglo-Saxons / Marilyn Dunn -- The evolution of the Buddhist otherworld empire in early Medieval China / Frederick Shih-Chung Chen -- Space and power in Byzantine accounts of the aerial tollhouses / Eirini Afentoulidou -- The end of the end : devotion as an antidote to hell / Marc Tiefenauer -- The multiple uses of an enemy : Gog, Magog and the "Two-Horned One" / Johann Heiss -- A.D. 672 - the apex of apocalyptic thought in the early Medieval Latin West? / Immo Warntjes -- Exegesis, empire and eschatology : reading Orosius' Histories Against the Pagans in the Carolingian world / Graeme Ward -- The Bede goes on : pastoral eschatology in the prologue to the Chronicle of Moissac (Paris BN lat. 4886) / Rutger Kramer -- The testament of time - the Apocalypse of John and the recapitulatio of time according to Giorgio Agamben / Kurt Appel -- Eschatology as Occidental Lebensform : the case of Jacob Taubes / Martin Treml -- History beyond the ken : towards a critical historiography of apocalyptic politics with Jacob Taubes and Michel Foucault / Christian Zolles
The belief in the Last Things has an integral place in Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. In the West as in the East, the last 2000 years have seen many different ways of proclaiming that the end is nigh and that the world was teetering on the brink of disaster or on the edge of a new epoch. Bringing together central eschatological topics such as death, the afterlife, the end of time, musings about the transience of the world or an empire, the two volumes aim to explain how eschatological thought influenced and factored into the political and religious perception and self-definition of medieval communities. Studying Muslim apocalyptic literature, Brahmanical, Buddhist and Christian eschatological beliefs in a comparative way will shed light on the dynamic relations between processes of social identification and apocalyptic interpretations. The volumes offer overarching perspectives on the different types of eschatology in different religions as well as studies focusing on single sources, individuals or specific local contexts, and analyze 'Cultures of Eschatology' that were formed in between universal, polytheistic, individual and collective conceptions of religion and history with regard to literary traditions, manuscript transmission, social and cultural practices, rituals, images, bodies and empires
Subject Eschatology -- History of doctrines -- Congresses
Time -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses
Death -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses
Future life -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses
Alt Author Wieser, Veronika, editor
Eltschinger, Vincent, editor
Heiss, Johann, editor
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