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Apocalyptic Literature

7 Terrifying Apocalyptic Novels That Show Us Our Possible Futures

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.21.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Can lifelong friends stay together while the world burns? Over the years, many novels have done horrible things to great characters in unforgettable settings. Here are my favorites.

How Do We Know About Heaven?

Greg Carey | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

I strongly suspect that all reports from heaven include a great deal that comes from this world. How that happens -- how culture, psychology, and physiology relate to mystical experience -- I have no idea. But there's no such thing as a report straight from heaven.

Reading Revelation Realistically

Michael Gilmour | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

The minute we claim a reading of apocalyptic literature that is exclusive -- this story is about us, our age, our nationality, our crisis -- we deny the book's relevance to other Christians removed from us in space and time.

Notes on Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Anis Shivani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Anis Shivani

The Road is one of the greatest indictments of the bourgeois novel of individual growth, the bildungsroman, the paradigmatic novelistic genre of the nineteenth century.

20 Literary Visions Of The Apocalypse

| Posted 08.24.2012 | Books

From the LA Review of Books: The apocalyptic novel has many mutations.  In an increasingly modern and mechanized world, the anxiety of the apocaly...