Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil

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HarperSanFrancisco, 1994 - Religion - 369 pages
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As the millennium draws to a close, we are experiencing a surge of interest in Antichrist. Historically, turns of the century, but especially turns of millenia, seem to whip up our fantasies about the end and the role of a thoroughly evil human agent in its coming. In this survey of the history of the Antichrist, the author presents the Christian origins of the legend, playing close attention to how it plays on the popular imagination.

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A learned but highly readable survey of the history of the idea of the Antichrist, from early Jewish prophetic writings to the 20th Century. Of especial note is McGinn's examination of how this idea ... Read full review

Contents

The Second Adam and jj
33
Antichrist
57
The Final Enemy in the
79
Copyright

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Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. His many books include "Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil" and "The Presence of God," a multivolume history of Western Christian mysticism.

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