"This splendid collection of essays explores religiously inspired conceptions of the end of history ... Addressing critical aspects of Western apocalypticism, the authors identify and define their topics carefully, develop independent interpretations, and supply excellent supporting annotated bibliographies. This superb encyclopedia represents the best current scholarship ... it richly deserves wide distribution." (CHOICE
"Excellent….an essential tool for the study of ancient apocalyptic." Religious Studies Review, April 2001
About the Author
John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University Divinity School.Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor Historical Theology and the History of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School.Stephen J. Stein teaches Religious Studis at Indiana University.