Divining History Hardback

Prophetism, Messianism and the Development of the Spirit

by Jayne Svenungsson;

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Divining History

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For millennia, messianic visions of redemption have inspired men and women to turn against unjust and oppressive orders. Yet these very same traditions are regularly decried as antecedents to the violent and authoritarian ideologies of modernity. Informed in equal parts by theology and historical theory, this book offers a provocative exploration of this double-edged legacy. Author Jayne Svenungsson rigorously pursues a middle path between utopian arrogance and an enervated postmodernism, assessing the impact of Judeo-Christian theologies of history on subsequent thinkers, and in the process identifying a web of spiritual and intellectual motifs extending from ancient Jewish prophets to contemporary radicals such as Giorgio Agamben and Slavoj Zizek.

Divining History by Jayne Svenungsson was published by Berghahn Books in September 2016. The ISBN for Divining History is 9781785331732.

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Details for Divining History

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBerghahn Books (September 2016)
Number of Pages280
Thickness18 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4457579
Page last updated 17th September 2017
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