1st Edition

Apocalyptic Bodies
The Biblical End of the World in Text and Image

ISBN 9780203027035
Published March 11, 2002 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

Apocalyptic Bodies traces the biblical notions of the end of the world as represented in ancient and modern texts, art, music and popular culture, for example the paintings of Bosch. Tina Pippin addresses the question of how far we, in the late twentieth century, are capable of reading and responding to the 'signs of the times'. It will appeal not only to those studying religion, but also to those fascinated with interpretations of the end of the world.


'there are some very stimulating and provocative readings of biblical passages and themes presented here.' - Modern Believing January 2000

'A book that will be very helpful in interdisciplinary settings where scholars explore the many different ways biblical notions of the End have been - and still are being - presented.' - Fred W. Burnett, Religious Studies Review.

'Tina Pippin draws on her own Southern background, a wonderful literary flair, and her strong feminist perspective ... her thoughtful presentation deserves serious consideration.' - The Bible Today

'Pippin's readings in this book are both engaging and engaged. She brings together a wealth of material and offers refreshing new insights and challenging interpretations ... [her] work merits attantion not only from exegetes or theologians, but from anyone interested in the influence of the Bible on Western culture and in The End.' - Caroline Vander Stichele, Women, Ritual and Liturgy