Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Apocalypse now

I'm getting very interested in the 'genre' of apocalyptic literature... Does anyone have any particular advice on who is the "go-to" guy to get to know this topic? Right now I'm reading Aune's Apocalypticism, Prophecy, and Magic in Early Christianity and picked up John J. Collins' The Apocalyptic Imagination and VanderKam and Adler's Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity.

3 comments:

Jason Gardner said...

I've seen Collins' name in a lot of bibliographic entries for apocalyptic works.

Brandon said...

I recommend picking up Apocalypse: The morphology Of A Genre (Semeia 14)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1589831144/

Mike S. said...

Jason: Thanks, I've been noticing that a lot as well.

Brandon: Thanks for the tip, that's next on my to-buy list!