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Cosmos, Chaos and the World to Come: The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith Hardcover – 1 Oct 1993

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  • Hardcover: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; 1st Edition edition (1 Oct. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300055986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300055986
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,354,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A cool draught of wise and intelligent scholarship." -- J.D.F. Jones, Financial Times

"Anyone concerned with the history of apocalypticism and millennial cults, whether ancient, medieval, or modern, should read this book carefully." -- E. Randolph Daniel, Church History

"Learned, fascinating and readable ... Norman Cohn combines scrupulous scholarship with readability in a unique way ... This book will become a classic." -- Anthony Storr, Independent on Sunday

"This is an exciting as well as a learned book, not only for those students of ancient religion but for those with any interest in modern apocalyptic faith." -- Jasper Griffin, New York Review of Books --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Norman Cohn is professor emeritus at the University of Sussex and author of Noah's Flood: The Genesis Story in Western Thought, also published by Yale University Press. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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