This exploration of the Antichrist from biblical times to the present gives two thousand years of information on the human fascination with evil.
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I can only salute this broad, judicious yet comprehensive survey of beliefs about the Antichrist...This is a wonderful, beautifully written and challenging book, surely the best one-volume introduction to the subject. -- John Van Engen, director of the Medieval Institute and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame Christian Century A splendid historical survey of images of Antichrist in the Western religious traditions...The book's topic is timely, its scholarship impeccable, and its presentation masterful. -- C. H. Lippy Choice Rarely has a historian of Christianity pierced a murkily inchoate human impulse with so much enlightenment as McGinn Publishers Weekly First and foremost, it's very well written... The book is still masterpiece of thorough academic religious research. -- Stefan Isaksson www.ufo.seAbout the Author:
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).
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # 1601300032
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Traces the concept of Antichrist from its Judeo-Christian origins to the present day, alerting us to the potential for violence that often accompanies literal belief in an ultimate human evildoer. The idea of Antichrist was formulated from a combination of myth, history, and legend. Demonstrates how Antichrist has always served the human need to understand the persistence of evil in the world. Explores the evolution of the Antichrist legend over the centuries. Examines how it has haunted popular imagination in both the form of individuals -- such as Nero, Napoleon, and Saddam Hussein -- and groups -- Jews, heretics, Muslims -- that are perceived as grave social threats. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060655437
Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. A grand tour of the Anitchrist theme. With 30 illustrations. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 15673
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060655437
Book Description U.S.A.: Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. New/new. cloth . stated first. 369p. Bookseller Inventory # 01274
Book Description Harpercollins 1994-11-01, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 20070729118035
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060655437
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060655437