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Making Sense of Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature

  • Course Dates: Mon 16 March 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This course explores the range of apocalyptic texts produced by early Jews and Christians, including revelation, 4 Ezra, 1 Enoch, Apocalypse of Peter, and others.

Revelation is perhaps the best-known apocalypse since it is the only example of its genre to make it into the biblical canon. But the first and second centuries produced a wealth of apocalyptic texts, including Revelation, 4 Ezra, 1 Enoch, Apocalypse of Peter, and many more. The reasons why this genre enjoyed such a surge in popularity is tied up with questions about the validity of empire, the scope of individual and corporate violence, gender, and the very possibility of a divine presence in the world. Topics covered will include persecution, empire, gendered violence, and prophecy. This course provides a foundation in reading, analysing, and comparing apocalyptic literature in its cultural and political contexts, and provides space for thinking about what has brought about a resurgence of the genre in contemporary media.

Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries
aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

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Mon 16 March 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Sarum College

Meredith Warren is the Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies.
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S £70 E £60 C £50