The End of the World

Apocalypse and Its Aftermath in Western Culture


Author: Maria Manuel Lisboa

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1906924503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds expression in every aspect of cultural production - from pre-historic cave paintings to high-tech computer games. This volume examines historical and imaginary scenarios of apocalypse, the depiction of its likely triggers, and imagined landscapes in the aftermath of global destruction. Its discussion moves effortlessly from classic novels including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, to blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Armageddon and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Lisboa also takes into account religious doctrine, scientific research and the visual arts to create a penetrating, multi-disciplinary study that provides profound insight into one of Western culture's most fascinating and enduring preoccupations.

Race To The End Of The World


Author: A. L. Tait

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0734415788

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3989

Shortlisted for The Readings Children's Book Prize 2015 Adventure and danger lie just off the edge of the map in this swashbuckling new trilogy! Quinn's older brothers may long for adventure, but he is content with a quiet life on the farm. Destiny, however, has other plans. The King is determined to create the first map of the world and has scoured the kingdom for boys who could become mapmakers. When Quinn is chosen for the King's training school, he's amazed - but that is nothing compared to his shock when he is selected as one of the three mapmakers and finds himself on board a ship, competing for the big prize. So begins Quinn's reluctant journey deep into the unknown, on a ship captained by a slave, with a stowaway girl on board, and a mysterious sea monster that seems to be following them. Hot on their trail are the other competitors for the King's prize, who will stop at nothing to win. The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World is packed with action, adventure and intrigue, as Quinn battles unexpected enemies, discovers strange new lands and tries to conceal two very big secrets from his crewmates... 'Not since Emily Rodda's Deltora Quest series has there been such an exciting adventure tale from an Australian author' - Readings The Mapmaker Chronicles 1. Race to the End of the World 2. Prisoner of the Black Hawk 3. Breath of the Dragon (October 2015)

The End of the World

A Theological Interpretation


Author: Ulrich H. J. Körtner

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664256319

Category: Religion

Page: 367

View: 1401

In this book, Ulrich Kortner addresses the issue of apocalyptic anxiety by offering a theological and philosophical evaluation of the apocalyptic. In particular, Kortner looks at how theology, responding in pastoral sensitivity, should deal with apocalyptic fears and anxieties. Kortner concludes that real meaning and hope for the world is possible only after the world's inhabitants deal constructively with the stark reality of the world's end.

Finding the End of the World


Author: Ron Braley

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1613791453

Category: Religion

Page: 516

View: 1620

Learn tools and techniques you can use in any Biblical study and then explore the History of Israel. Use what you learn to analyze Old Testament prophecies and apocalyptic writings - all in preparation for comparing accounts of what Jesus told His disciples on the Mount of Olives and for analyzing the Revelation given to John. Round out your experience with in-depth studies of end-times players such as the Antichrist and the 144,000 'redeemed from the earth'. Finally, explore in great detail the major rapture positions and challenges presented by each.Ron Braley's book, Finding the End of the World, is a great resource for any serious student of God's Word. However, it will frustrate those who look to it for easy answers to questions surrounding the books of Daniel and Revelation, events of the End Times, and eschatological controversies. Instead, the author gives the reader and student the tools to delve into the Scriptures and discover the answers. Caution: This may lead the reader to question and even jettison some previously held views of the End of Times. While offering historical and theological background materials to consider, I believe the greatest value of this book is the study tools, guides and exercises it offers each student. The result is creating students of the Bible who know how to read and study for themselves. Ron Almberg, Jr. (B.A., Th.B., M.Div.).Ron Braley lives in Texas with Joanne, his wife of 27 years. They have 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Passion for spreading the Gospel and helping others to build their faith has led to the development of this comprehensive guide and the creation of Finding Discipleship, Inc. Please visit for free instructor materials, discussion boards, and opportunities to contribute to the discipleship cause.

The End of the World

Stories of the Apocalypse


Author: Martin H. Greenberg

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602399670

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 5466

Collects a riveting array of doomsday stories by some of the top authors in the genre, including Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Arthur C. Clarke, Poul Anderson and many more. Original.

Not the End of the World


Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 0192732935

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7728

Everyone knows the story of the Flood, the men God chose to survive, the animals that went in two by two. But what about the others that sailed on the Ark - the women and the children? This adventure story asks what it was really like when the heavens opened and the world drowned - and what might have happened in the days that followed. With a frighteningly zealous and single-minded Noah; Japheth and his young wife, Zillah, concerned for the welfare of the animals; the stowaway boy and baby found by Noah's daughter Timna; and the animals themselves, continuing to act as animals do, whatever their surroundings, this is an extremely compelling and at times very frightening story, beautifully written as ever by Geraldine McCaughrean.

The End of the World Mafia

translated from Das Ende der Weltmafia


Author: Rolf Nagel

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3847605933

Category: Fiction

Page: 125

View: 649

This novel describes the end of the international Mafia in 2020 and the story of a middle-class bank employee who - due to an intrigue - became the right-hand man of the Sicilian Mafia’s supreme boss. The author worked several decades as top manager in the international world of finance. As CEO of one of the first German risk capital firms that spoke out in favor of companies in the software world, he later gained deep insight into the financial flow of globally active equity investment banks. It was inevitable and almost compulsory that he met dubious characters during such transactions. It must be said though that it is highly advisable not to get entangled personally in this shadow world. For several years, the author developed the idea of writing a detective novel about the organization of the international Mafia. Own economic experiences were to contribute to the story. The novel does not lay any claim to scientific research and accuracy, but should reflect the author’s personal impression. During his own study of books, the author often experienced that he was unable to read a story from start to finish due to lack of time. Each time he started again, he had to re-read several sections in order to be able to follow the story. This novel serves to counteract this problem and represents light reading making it easier to get back into the story again due to its coherent chapters and paragraphs. Therefore, it is well suited for vacation time or travels.

The End of the World


Author: Eggleston Edward Eggleston,Edward Eggleston

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429044845

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 8814

I don't believe that you'd care a cent if she did marry a Dutchman! She might as well as to marry some white folks I know. Samuel Anderson made no reply. It would be of no use to reply. Shrews are tamed only by silence. Anderson had long since learned that the little shred of influence which remained to him in his own house would disappear whenever his teeth were no longer able to shut his tongue securely in. So now, when his wife poured out this hot lava of argumentum ad hominem, he closed the teeth down in a dead-lock way over the tongue, and compressed the lips tightly over the teeth, and shut his finger-nails into his work-hardened palms. And then, distrusting all these precautions, fearing lest he should be unable to hold on to his temper even with this grip, the little man strode out of the house with his wife's shrill voice in his ears.

Instructions for the End of the World

A Novel


Author: Jamie Kain

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250047854

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6750

He prepared their family for every natural disaster known to man-except for the one that struck. When Nicole Reed's father forces her family to move to a remote area of the Sierra Foothills, one without any modern conveniences, it's too much too handle for her mother, who abandons them in the middle of the night. Heading out to track her down, Nicole's father leaves her in charge of taking care of the house and her younger sister, Izzy. For a while, Nicole is doing just fine running things on her own. But then the food begins to run out, the pipes crack, and forest fires start slowly inching their way closer every day. Wolf, a handsome boy from the neighboring community, offers to help her when she needs it most, but when she starts to develop feelings for him, feelings she knows she will never be allowed to act on once her father returns, she must make a decision. With her family falling apart, will she choose to continue preparing for tomorrow's disasters, or will she take a chance and really start living for today? Jamie Kain's Instructions for the End of the World is a gripping, young adult novel that explores family, friendship, and love in the midst of the most difficult and dangerous circumstances.

Is this the end of the world

Unleashing Biblical Prophecies


Author: Samson O. Wealth

Publisher: de,en,fr

ISBN: 8828336994

Category: Bibles

Page: N.A

View: 8939

It's really scary to think how much evil runs rampant in our world today. The latest end times news and current events we see around us show how pretty messed up our world is becoming. But the question that is running through the minds of many is when will the world end? Will the world ever end? The truth is: All the Prophecy in the Bible are currently being fulfilled worldwide, and these are sure signs that our world will soon end. You can’t afford to ignore these warnings, rather, we need to get a clear understanding of how this world is going to end and what to expect after it ends. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we have mapped out an end time chronology with superb precision. We have discussed the prophecies of the last days with great detail, and have placed the entire last day chronology of events together like a puzzle for easy understanding of biblical prophecies of what will happen during the second advent of Christ. Every facts and statement are back up with scriptural references for easy and clear understanding. So, go get a copy now!

It's Not the End of the World


Author: Joan Z. Borysenko, Ph.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401926656

Category: Self-Help

Page: 140

View: 3201

The world is in crisis, but you don’t have to be. We all know resilient people who bounce back from hardship and create their best lives. That’s the promise of change. Other people stress out and melt down, losing hope and health. That’s the danger in times of change. The good news is that resilience isn’t a genetic gift for the lucky few. It’s an easily understood skill that anyone can practice and master. Resilient people face reality head on, take action, find deeper meaning in life, laugh often, and are masters of improvisation. A new kind of natural selection is already having its way with us. Hopeful, stress-hardy people will rule the world. And as change and uncertainty escalate, those prone to stress will be less able to compete.

The End of the World as We Know it

Social Science for the Twenty-first Century


Author: Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816633982

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

View: 7183

This book is nothing short of a state-of-the-world address, delivered by a scholar uniquely suited to the task. Immanuel Wallerstein, one of the most prominent social scientists of our time, documents the profound transformations our world is undergoing. With these transformations, he argues, come equally profound changes in how we understand the world. Wallerstein begins his work with an appraisal of significant recent events -- the collapse of the Leninist states, the exhaustion of national liberation movements, the rise of East Asia, challenges to national sovereignty, dangers to the environment, debates about national identity, and the marginalization of migrant populations. Wallerstein places these events and trends in the context of the changing modern world-system as a whole and identifies the historic choices they put before us. The End of the World As We Know It concludes with a crucial analysis of the momentous intellectual challenges to social science as we know it today and suggests possible responses to them.

The End of the Fucking World


Author: Charles Forsman

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606999834

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 6624

Fantagraphics is proud to publish this edition of TeotFW in conjunction with the 2017 television drama on UK’s Channel 4 (with distribution via Netflix in the U.S.). Originally released to critical and public acclaim in 2013, Charles Forsman’s graphic novel debut follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character’s perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James’s character exhibits a rapidly forming sociopathy that threatens both of their futures. He harbors violent fantasies and begins to act on them, while Alyssa remains as willfully ignorant for as long as she can, blinded by young love.

The End of the World


Author: Joseph McCabe

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1531294472

Category: Science

Page: 221

View: 7413

The End of the World is a non-technical book on astronomy and the end of the universe.The original illustrations are included.

The Greenie's Guide to the End of the World

Ecology and Eschathology


Author: Theodore David McCall

Publisher: ATF Press

ISBN: 1921817135

Category: Ecology

Page: 272

View: 8942

There is an old fundamentalist argument that the world will eventually be destroyed in the Apocalypse, so there is no point in caring for it.

From the End of the World to Your Town


Author: Andrew Goodman


ISBN: 141168124X


Page: 225

View: 7147

Rather than being just another travel book, 'From the End of the World to Your Town' is a re-living of experiences which informs, entertains, amuses and enlightens us; while at the same time awakening our own opportunities and the precious moments of our own memories. It can be read in segments, returned to over a period of many years or rushed through in a week or even several days, yet one thing remains virtually certain: To read it is to step into a different time and place and to be affected in a very personal way. The writer explores his world by becoming a thread within the very mosaic he describes.

Only the End of the World Again


Author: Neil Gaiman,P. Craig Russell

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506706126

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 152

View: 9252

"An adjustor discovers that the world may be ending and that the instrument of destruction is a werewolf"--