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The Resource A postmodern revelation : signs of astrology and the Apocalypse, Jacques M. Chevalier

A postmodern revelation : signs of astrology and the Apocalypse, Jacques M. Chevalier

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A postmodern revelation : signs of astrology and the Apocalypse
Title
A postmodern revelation
Title remainder
signs of astrology and the Apocalypse
Statement of responsibility
Jacques M. Chevalier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this new interpretation of the Book of Revelation, Jacques M. Chevalier examines the relationship between astromythology and Western interpretation. While scholars have noted the influence of ancient astromythology in Revelation before, Chevalier shows how John's heavenly imagery is the key to a polemical dialogue between modes of storytelling in Western history: astrology and eschatology, and naturalism and logocentrism. The book also explains how the 'genealogical' concerns of modern academia about the origins of natural and cultural history have supplanted the future-oriented visions of sidereal divination and Christian prophecy. The first three chapters and epilogue situate Chevalier's biblical analysis in the context of broader interpretations of astrology and the apocalypse developed by Jung, D.H. Lawrence, LTvi-Strauss, Derrida, Foucault, Cassirer, Adorno, Frye, Barthes, and Morin. They also provide the reader with a solid background in the history of astrological belief systems and exegetic readings of Revelation extending from antiquity to the late twentieth century. The remaining chapters are devoted to two questions. First, how does the imagery in Revelation relate to expressions of astromythology? Second, how do twentieth-century readings of Revelation reflect a 'genealogical' perspective on notions of signs, textuality, and destiny?A Postmodern Revelation is itself an 'apocalypse, ' a revelation to scholars interested in sign theory, eschatology, and the history of astrology. The book does far more than interpret the specific biblical text of John's Revelation: it plays with polemics and parallels in the history of Western thought, tracing the history of signs and their meaning from antiquity to a postmodern era that heralds the end of all myths of the End
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digitized
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chevalier, Jacques M.
Dewey number
228/.068
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2825.2
LC item number
.C48 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bible and astrology
  • Bible et astrologie
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • RELIGION
  • Bible and astrology
  • Astrologie
  • BIBLIA Y ASTROLOGIA
Label
A postmodern revelation : signs of astrology and the Apocalypse, Jacques M. Chevalier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-398) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. The Seven Churches of Asia
  • 6. The Chariot of Fire
  • 7. Seven Seals and Four Trumpets
  • 8. The Last Three Trumpets
  • 9. The Sun-Robed Woman
  • Conclusion: Signs of Logomachy
  • Postscript: In the Nearness of Evil
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Plates
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Ends and Flickers of Doubt
  • 2. Music of the Spheres
  • 3. A History of Revelations
  • 4. Alpha and Omega
Control code
244768745
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 415 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442678651
Lccn
97180034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59tkm
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768745
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A postmodern revelation : signs of astrology and the Apocalypse, Jacques M. Chevalier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-398) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. The Seven Churches of Asia
  • 6. The Chariot of Fire
  • 7. Seven Seals and Four Trumpets
  • 8. The Last Three Trumpets
  • 9. The Sun-Robed Woman
  • Conclusion: Signs of Logomachy
  • Postscript: In the Nearness of Evil
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Plates
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Ends and Flickers of Doubt
  • 2. Music of the Spheres
  • 3. A History of Revelations
  • 4. Alpha and Omega
Control code
244768745
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 415 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442678651
Lccn
97180034
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59tkm
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768745
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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