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Cosmos, Chaos, and the World to Come, 2nd Edition

 
 
 
 
Cosmos, Chaos, and the World to Come, 2nd Edition
Author: Professor Norman Cohn - Norman Cohn
ISBN 13: 9780300090888
ISBN 10: 300090889
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $28.00
 
 

In this book, the author of the classic work The Pursuit of the Millennium investigates the origins of apocalyptic faith - the belief in a perfect future, when the forces of good are victorious over the forces of evil. Norman Cohn takes us back two thousand years to the world views of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India, the innovations of Iranian and Jewish prophets and sages, and the earliest Christian imaginings of heaven on earth, and he illuminates a major turning point in the history of human consciousness. For this second edition, the final chapter on Zoroastrians, Jews, and Christians has been wholly rewritten and extended.

J. D. F. Jones

A cool draught of wise and intelligent scholarship. —Financial Times