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Apocalypse!: The Evolution of Apocalyptic Belief and How it Shaped the Western World

This companion site to PBS's Frontline special, "Apocalypse!" continues in the direction established by the extraordinary Website (and Frontline special) "From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians" (see the April 10, 1998 Scout Report). Apocalypse! features an extended section on apocalypticism, which ranges from the expectations of the early believers, to the Crusaders of the middle ages, to various New World imaginings of the end (and America's pivotal role in it). The site's pictorial chronology offers a series of artistic renderings of the apocalypse throughout western history; a report on the rise of the Antichrist as a central figure in end time scenarios; a complete text of the Book of Revelation; and a roundtable discussion in which "scholars assess apocalypticism and the American psyche" as well as "what happens after the year 2000." The Website also links to information about primary texts in apocalyptic studies and to video clips from the broadcast of Apocalypse! which began on PBS stations last week.
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Date of Scout Publication 1999-11-30
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/SocSci/.cs/1999

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