Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil
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Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil  -     By: Amy Simmons, Bernard McGinn
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Title: Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil
By: Amy Simmons, Bernard McGinn
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 369
Vendor: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 7.99 X 5.28 X 0.86 (inches)
Weight: 14 ounces
ISBN: 0231119771
ISBN-13: 9780231119771
Stock No: WW1119771

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In this timely and sweeping exploration, one of the greatest living historians of Christian thought traces the concept of Antichrist from its Judeo-Christian origins to the present day. Rooted in Second Temple Judaism--a period of intense religious and political disruption--Antichrist developed out of belief in malevolent angelic and human forces. McGinn demonstrates how Antichrist has often reflected the human need to comprehend the persistence of evil in the world, and examines how it has haunted popular imagination in both the form of indivuduals--such as Nero, Napoleon, and Saddam Hussein--and groups--Jews, heretics, Muslims.

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