The Cambridge Companion to Apocalyptic Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Apocalyptic Literature

Edited by Colin McAllister
Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019

This volume is projected to contain 19 essays by established and emerging scholars in the field from North America and Europe. The volume is organized in three sections: Introducing, defining, and delimiting the field; Essays on aspects of apocalyptic literature throughout history, from the second-century B.C. to the 18th century A.D.; and apocalypticism as a pervasive element in contemporary thought and culture.

Part I: Defining Apocalyptic

1. Introduction to the Field (Colin McAllister)
2. On the Nature of the Apocalyptic (László Hubbes, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania)

Part II: Apocalyptic Literature in History

3. Encountering the Book of Revelation (Ian Paul, University of Nottingham)
4. Trajectories in Jewish and Christian Apocalypses (John J. Collins, Yale Divinity
School)
5. Gnosis and Revelation (Dylan M. Burns, Free University of Berlin)
6. False Alarms, Rebirth out of Corruption, or Cyclical Coming-to-Be and
Passing-Away: Visions of the End in the Late Roman Empire (Brian Duvick, Univ.
of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
7. “God will come from the Afric”: The Apocalypse in Tyconius and Donatism
(Jesse Hoover, Baylor University)
8. The Apocalyptic Imagination in Byzantium (Nathaniel Kidd, Marquette University)
9. Tenth Century Apocalypse Commentaries (Francis X. Gumerlock, Providence Theological Seminary)
10. The End of the World at the Ends of the Earth: Apocalypticism in Medieval
Ireland (John Carey, University College, Cork)
11. The Apocalypse in Early Medieval Exegesis (E. Ann Matter, University of
Pennsylvania)
12. Joachim of Fiore and Apocalyptic Revival in the 12th century (Brett Whalen, UNC, Chapel Hill)
13. Conceptions of the Antichrist Figure throughout History (Kevin Hughes,
Villanova University)
14. Apocalyptic Sensibility in Renaissance Europe (Ian Boxall, Catholic University
of America)
15. An Impulse Not from Rules: Apocalypticism in the Age of Reason
(Christopher Rowland, Queen’s College, University of Oxford)
16. From Jerusalem to Dabiq: The Trajectory of Contemporary Islamic
Apocalypse (David Cook, Rice University)
17. Apocalypticism in Contemporary Thought (Lorenzo DiTommaso, Concordia University Montréal)

Part III: Apocalypticism in the Contemporary World

16. From Jerusalem to Dabiq: The Trajectory of Contemporary Islamic
Apocalypse (David Cook, Rice University)
17. American Evangelicals and the Apocalypse (Daniel G. Hummel, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
18. Apocalypticism in Contemporary Thought (Lorenzo DiTommaso, Concordia University Montréal)
19. Concluding Thoughts (Colin McAllister, UCCS)