RELST 2640

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Religious groups, political pundits, and filmmakers seem recently obsessed with envisioning the apocalypse, whether through a zombie onslaught or the second coming of Christ. Why are we so fascinated with the end of the world? What can apocalyptic visions tell us about the times we live in now, and how we lived in the past? How were they used to make claims about human nature and about who did and did not deserve salvation? This course traces obsessions with Armageddon from the 1500s until the present day, using novels, films, and other historical sources to answer these questions.

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2630

  • 4 Credits Graded