Cosmos, Chaos, and the World to Come

The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith
Author(s): 
Cohn, Norman
ISBN: 
0300065515
Date published: 
January 1993
Paperback
Price: 
£9.95
Pages: 
271

This engrossing book investigates the origins of apocalyptic faith - the belief in a perfect future, when the forces of good are victorious over the forces of evil. Norman Cohn takes us back two thousand years to the world views of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and India, the innovations of Iranian and Jewish prophets and sages, and the earliest Christian imaginings of heaven on earth, illuminating a major turning point in the history of human consciousness.