Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor Historical Theology and the History of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School. John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University Divinity School. Stephen J. Stein teaches Religious Studis at Indiana University.
"[A]n indispensable resource for anyone interested in studying the
origin, development and continuing impact of apocalyptic thought
and writing in Judaism, Christianity and Islam."
"Edited by first-rate scholars this work is certain to dominate its field for decades. It is rich, learned, fascinating and unsettling. I wish the authors were basically wrong. But I fear they re always nearly right/ Reading every essay is the three thick volumes, I am chastened, instructed, and in a strange way, moved and even inspired."-Judaism
"This multivolume set, a masterfully conceived work covering the vast historical literature of apocalypticism, will utterly delight the serious scholar .The articles are surprisingly readable for an academic text .Those truly interested in a comprehensive exposition of apocalypticism will find treasures in this great work." -Library Journal
"[A]n indispensable resource for anyone interested in studying the origin, development and continuing impact of apocalyptic thought and writing in Judaism, Christianity and Islam." -America
"This splendid collection of essays explores religiously inspired conceptions of the end of history .Addressing critical aspects of Western apocalypticism, the authors identify and define their topics carefully, develop independent interpretations, and supply excellent supporting annotates bibliographies. This superb encyclopedia represents the best current scholarship; it richly deserves wide distribution."-Choice
This collection of essays have been selected and edited by three outstanding scholars from three different American universities. Their selections explore a rich history of religiously inspired ideas about the end of history The price of this volume at $75, although expensive, is entirely within the price range of similar volumes, if not below many of them For the religion major, graduate student, or religious scholar, this compendium is a necessary edition to their research library. 35th Annual American Reference Books Annual, 2004
"A unique and affordable companion revealing the historical and social dynamics of apocalyptic thought, this is recommended for academic theological collections..."" -L Kriz, West Des Moines P.L., IA, 1/04