Thought Paper Assign 05

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RECITATION THOUGHT PAPER 5: THE END IS NEAR! APOCALYPTICISM IN EARLY JUDAISM One of the world views that was common in Early Judaism was apocalypticism , a complex set of beliefs about the current condition of the world and the direction in which it was headed. This worldview becomes incredibly important in the history of the western world through its adoption by Christianity. See, for example, Michelangelo’s Last Judgment and the most-recent doomsday prophecies in the US (Harold Camping). Although apocalypticism was varied, just like Early Judaism itself, most often it was characterized by a belief that the current world is bound up in a cosmic battle and that this world is going to heck and progressively getting worse, but that the true believers, the people to whom the truth has been revealed, will be vindicated by God in the age to come.
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Unformatted text preview: This worldview produced a genre of literature, the apocalyptic genre, in which a work claims to present some sort of otherworldly vision about the present/future condition (see full definition in reading). In the following assignment, you will become acquainted with the ideas of the apocalyptic worldview and examine the connections between Early Judaic visions of apocalypticism and those of Early Christianity. 1. Read the article on apocalypticism, located on Blackboard Reading Assignment: 2. Read Daniel 7 and Revelation 13-14, 17 Write a one-page Thought Paper in which you… Thought Paper: 1. Examine the similarities between Daniel 7 and Revelation 13-14, 17 (50%) 2. Evaluate the relationship between these passages in light of any similarities (25%) 3. Attempt to determine the meanings of these passages (25%) *BRING YOUR BIBLE TO CLASS*...
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