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Apocalyptic Bodies: The Biblical End of the World in Text and Image (Tina Pippin) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 1999) 9780415182485

Title: Apocalyptic Bodies: The Biblical End of the World in Text and Image

Author: Pippin, Tina

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1999

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415182485

Volumes: 1; Pages: 192

List Price in Hardcover: $120.00 Our price: $120.00

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As we approach the new millennium there is a growing interest within western religion in the apocalypse. In Apocalyptic Bodies Tina Pippin traces the biblical notions of end times as represented in ancient and modern texts, art, music and popular culture, and addresses the question of how we, in the late twentieth century, are to be competent and ethical readers of and responders to the " signs of the times." Apocalyptic Bodies presents a postmodern reading of the biblical texts and offers new ways of thinking about the bible and the end of the world.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Apocalypse as Sequel

2. A Good Apocalypse Is Hard to Find: Crossing the Apocalyptic Borders of Mark 13

3. Jezebel Revamped

4. The Power of Babel: Spiraling Out of Control

5. Peering into the Abyss: A Postmodern Reading of the Biblical Bottomless Pit

6. Apocalyptic Horror

7. Apocalyptic Fear

8. Conclusion: The Joy of (Apocalyptic) Sex

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