REL 312

The Apocalyptic Imagination

Apocalyptic visions of heaven, hell, judgment, cosmic battles, and a faithful, persecuted remnant have stimulated literary and religious imaginations for over 2000 years. The course explores the apocalyptic imagination within its historical and cultural context, acquaints students with the value systems and presuppositions embedded in an apocalyptic perspective, and discerns the social structure and symbol system of an apocalyptic world-view.