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This is an “esoteric mineralogy.” Friedrich Benesch enables a renewed encounter between the human being and mineral being, from which essence and future can then shine out.

Author: Friedrich Benesch

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9781584201663

Category: Philosophy

Page: 476

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In the Revelation of St. John, spiritual worlds and spiritual entities appear both in images of the sensory world and in images of the mineral realm. This book disusses these two sides of world manifestation. It is often argued that the images of St. John's Revelations are intended in a purely symbolic way. If this is so, the mineral appears as a symbol for something of a soul-like and spiritual nature. The Revelator however, did not see symbols, but rather realities; even a symbol can be genuine only if something of the reality for which it stands shines through. It must, in a real way, be inwardly identical with what it intends, the essence from which it stems. Thus it must arise from the same reality; otherwise it contains no meaning. The images of the minerals in the Apocalypse are just as much reality as the minerals are on Earth. Neither is essential; both are simply manifestations of something essential. Hence, both are truly apocalyptic—the mineral we hold in our hand and the image we hold in our mind. They reveal themselves mutually. This book juxtaposes the objects of sensory appearance and natural-scientific research with sayings from the Revelation of St. John to express the joint background of the appearances. When we connect one with the other, it can lead to an encounter with the essence. This is an “esoteric mineralogy.” Friedrich Benesch enables a renewed encounter between the human being and mineral being, from which essence and future can then shine out. Anyone wanting to look more deeply into the Book of Revelations should read this beautifully illustrated, unique work on its meaning and its significance for both today and the future of humankind and the Earth.
2015-08-01 By Friedrich Benesch

in dealing with bodily transformation, as opposed to Qumran, which does not address physical transformation at all.121 ... instead of cultivating a divine presence on earth.122 As at Qumran, such transformations were accomplished in ...

Author: Dylan M. Burns

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812245790

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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In the second century, Platonist and Judeo-Christian thought were sufficiently friendly that a Greek philosopher could declare, "What is Plato but Moses speaking Greek?" Four hundred years later, a Christian emperor had ended the public teaching of subversive Platonic thought. When and how did this philosophical rupture occur? Dylan M. Burns argues that the fundamental break occurred in Rome, ca. 263, in the circle of the great mystic Plotinus, author of the Enneads. Groups of controversial Christian metaphysicians called Gnostics ("knowers") frequented his seminars, disputed his views, and then disappeared from the history of philosophy—until the 1945 discovery, at Nag Hammadi, Egypt, of codices containing Gnostic literature, including versions of the books circulated by Plotinus's Christian opponents. Blending state-of-the-art Greek metaphysics and ecstatic Jewish mysticism, these texts describe techniques for entering celestial realms, participating in the angelic liturgy, confronting the transcendent God, and even becoming a divine being oneself. They also describe the revelation of an alien God to his elect, a race of "foreigners" under the protection of the patriarch Seth, whose interventions will ultimately culminate in the end of the world. Apocalypse of the Alien God proposes a radical interpretation of these long-lost apocalypses, placing them firmly in the context of Judeo-Christian authorship rather than ascribing them to a pagan offshoot of Gnosticism. According to Burns, this Sethian literature emerged along the fault lines between Judaism and Christianity, drew on traditions known to scholars from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Enochic texts, and ultimately catalyzed the rivalry of Platonism with Christianity. Plunging the reader into the culture wars and classrooms of the high Empire, Apocalypse of the Alien God offers the most concrete social and historical description available of any group of Gnostic Christians as it explores the intersections of ancient Judaism, Christianity, Hellenism, myth, and philosophy.
2014-01-22 By Dylan M. Burns

As we would expect from an author interested in geography and cartography, the account we have here of the transformation the earth undergoes is more detailed than the brief references in Revelation 6:14, “...every mountain and island ...

Author: Chet Van Duzer

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 9789004307278

Category: History

Page: 264

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In Apocalyptic Cartography, Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines analyse an unstudied fifteenth-century German manuscript that contains a rich collection of strikingly original world maps. These include early thematic maps and maps illustrating the events of the Apocalypse.
2015-11-23 By Chet Van Duzer

Apocalypse and the Postmodern Imagination Elizabeth K. Rosen. Ultimately, Vonnegut will clarify ... Leon, for example, explains that he chose to stay on earth because it gave him “fringe benefits” which make him nearly godlike (203).

Author: Elizabeth K. Rosen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781461632931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Apocalyptic Transformation explores how one the oldest sense-making paradigms, the apocalyptic myth, is altered when postmodern authors and filmmakers adopt it. It examines how postmodern writers adapt a fundamentally religious story for a secular audience and it proposes that even as these writers use the myth in traditional ways, they simultaneously undermine and criticize the grand narrative of apocalypse itself.
2008-02-15 By Elizabeth K. Rosen

It is the taut expectation expressed in the vision of “transformation,” redolent of the Revelation of John, that has had the most lasting impact on our notion of an apocalyptic transformation: And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for ...

Author: Klaus Vondung

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826212924

Category: History

Page: 437

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Originally published in German in 1988, The Apocalypse in Germany is now available for the first time in English. A fitting subject for the dawn of the new millennium, the apocalypse has intrigued humanity for the last two thousand years, serving as both a fascinating vision of redemption and a profound threat. A cross-disciplinary study, The Apocalypse in Germany analyzes fundamental aspects of the apocalypse as a religious, political, and aesthetic phenomenon. Author Klaus Vondung draws from religious, philosophical, and political texts, as well as works of art and literature. Using classic Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts as symbolic and historical paradigms, Vondung determines the structural characteristics and the typical images of the apocalyptic worldview. He clarifies the relationship between apocalyptic visions and utopian speculations and explores the question of whether modern apocalypses can be viewed as secularizations of the Judeo-Christian models. Examining sources from the eighteenth century to the present, Vondung considers the origins of German nationalism, World War I, National Socialism, and the apocalyptic tendencies in Marxism as well as German literature--from the fin de siècle to postmodernism. His analysis of the existential dimension of the apocalypse explores the circumstances under which particular individuals become apocalyptic visionaries and explains why the apocalyptic tradition is so prevalent in Germany. The Apocalypse in Germany offers an interdisciplinary perspective that will appeal to a broad audience. This book will also be of value to readers with an interest in German studies, as it clarifies the riddles of Germany's turbulent history and examines the profile of German culture, particularly in the past century.
2000 By Klaus Vondung

In the Apocalypse of Weeks, as in Daniel, earthly and heavenly realms mirror and interact with one another. ... After this final judgment earth's transformation is matched by the appearance of a new heaven (91:16).8 I ...

Author: Anathea E. Portier-Young

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802870834

Category: History

Page: 488

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A fresh and daring take on ancient apocalyptic books. The year 167 b.c.e. marked the beginning of a period of intense persecution for the people of Judea, as Seleucid emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes attempted -- forcibly and brutally -- to eradicate traditional Jewish religious practices. In Apocalypse against Empire Anathea Portier-Young reconstructs the historical events and key players in this traumatic episode in Jewish history and provides a sophisticated treatment of resistance in early Judaism. Building on a solid contextual foundation, Portier-Young argues that the first Jewish apocalypses emerged as a literature of resistance to Hellenistic imperial rule. She makes a sturdy case for this argument by examining three extant apocalypses, giving careful attention to the interplay between social theory, history, textual studies, and theological analysis. In particular, Portier-Young contends, the book of Daniel, the Apocalypse of Weeks, and the Book of Dreams were written to supply an oppressed people with a potent antidote to the destructive propaganda of the empire -- renewing their faith in the God of the covenant and answering state terror with radical visions of hope..
2014-01-09 By Anathea E. Portier-Young

Some apocalyptic texts speak of the transformation of the current world order leading to a new heaven for all (e.g., the “Apocalypse of Weeks” in 1 En. 93; 91:11–17). Others speak of God constructing a new earth in which the faithful ...

Author: Karl Allen Kuhn

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441222459

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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This substantial, reliable introduction examines the character and purpose of Luke and Acts and provides a thorough yet economical treatment of Luke's social, historical, and literary context. Karl Allen Kuhn presents Luke's narrative as a "kingdom story" that both announces the arrival of God's reign in Jesus and describes the ministry of the early church, revealing the character of the kingdom as dramatically at odds with the kingdom of Rome. Kuhn explores the background, literary features, plotting, and themes of Luke and Acts but also offers significant, fresh insights into the persuasive force of Luke's impressively crafted and rhetorically charged narrative.
2015-04-14 By Karl Allen Kuhn

Immediately after the transformation (1 En. 90.38a), the first one among them who becomes a leader is said to have ... to the end of days or the end of humanity or the end of the earth, is not of any importance in the Animal Apocalypse.

Author: Elekosi F. Lafitaga

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884145486

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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An alternative understanding of apocalyptic eschatology in the Gospel of Matthew Matthew’s eschatological imageries of judgment are often identified as apocalyptic and referred to as Matthew’s apocalyptic discourses. In this volume Elekosi F. Lafitaga reexamines Matthew’s vision of the sheep and goats in the judgment of the nations, which are often interpreted as metaphors for the saved and the condemned. Lafitaga views these images in the wider context of the rhetoric of apocalyptic communication stretching back to Matthew 3. This broader context reveals that the vision of Matthew 25 serves to exhort Israel in the here and now according to the torah, with salvation for Israel involving an indispensable responsibility to love and serve humanity. Central to Lafitaga’s analysis is the highly probable scenario that the material in Matthew is dependent on the Book of Dreams (1 Enoch 83–90).
2022-03-25 By Elekosi F. Lafitaga

being as humanity will be at the end of Vulcan evolution.” As the Alpha and Omega (Apocalypse 1:8), he contains within himself and shows that future humanity will contain “the whole divine world.”53 Part of this future world is the ...

Author: Leary, Paul V.

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880109222

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Throughout human history, ancient wisdom and traditional myths have placed human beings between the heavens and the underworld, describing the heavens as the light-filled realm of the gods and the source of goodness, and characterizing the underworld as a demon-filled realm of darkness and the source of evil. Modern science, however, denies the heavens and knows little of the Earth's interior -- even physically -- beyond the first few miles, after which it simply resorts to conjecture based on the extrapolation of existing sensory data. In other words, natural science fails to take into account that the Earth is a living, spiritual being and ignores the presence of its soul-spiritual qualities and influences. To remedy this, during the early twentieth century, Rudolf Steiner researched the psychic, spiritual, and cosmic nature of the Earth's interior. He described how the different layers of the inner Earth affect and interact with human beings living on Earth. More theologically and cosmically, he spoke of the layers of "Hell," through which Jesus Christ traveled in the period between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection, uniting and integrating himself with the Earth and with human destiny. The seven authors in The Inner Life of the Earth approach this difficult and little-discussed topic from different directions. They discuss how the forces emanating from the interior of the Earth affect the weather, our atmosphere, human beings, and how human behavior in turn affects them, showing that earthly and human evolution are a unity and should never be thought of as occurring separately. They also discuss the deep significance of Christ's incarnation, by which he united with the Earth to become the Spirit of the Earth. Without Christ's deed, the Mystery of Golgotha, which reunites cosmic and human evolution with the divine, human beings would be unable to work in freedom with Christ or with Sophia, divine feminine Wisdom, in her form as the Soul of the Earth, to overcome evil and help lift all creation toward goodness and greater human, cosmic, and divine fellowship.
2008-08-01 By Leary, Paul V.

Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements Thomas Robbins, Susan J. Palmer ... Since that transformation, Earth First! has pursued both environmental and social justice issues. Like the original Earth First!ers, current adherents under— stand ...

Author: Thomas Robbins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136049903

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2013-10-28 By Thomas Robbins