The End of the World

Apocalypse and Its Aftermath in Western Culture

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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.

The End of the World

A Theological Interpretation

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Author: Ulrich H. J. Körtner

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664256319

Category: Religion

Page: 367

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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.

The Tower at the End of the World

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Author: Brad Strickland,John Bellairs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440651021

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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When Lewis, his uncle Jonathan, and their friends Rose Rita Pottinger and Mrs. Zimmermann take a trip to a small town near Lake Superior, they expect a pleasant vacation. Instead, they find themselves facing the ghastly Ishmael Izard, son of the fiendish creator of the Doomsday Clock that was once hidden in the walls of Uncle Jonathan's house. Ishmael himself is a cruel and heartless sorcerer, and he is determined to wreak vengeance upon the entire world. Will Lewis and his friends be strong enough to defeat him, or will their fate be decided by their most formidable foe yet?

Race To The End Of The World

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Author: A. L. Tait

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0734415788

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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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

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Author: Eggleston Edward Eggleston,Edward Eggleston

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429044845

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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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.

The End of the Fucking World

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Author: Charles Forsman

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571347908

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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'At 16, I pretended to fall in love with Alyssa.' Meet James and Alyssa, two teenagers facing the fears of coming adulthood. As their story is told through chapters which alternate each character's perspective, however, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn. With James's character becoming rapidly more sociopathic, they are forced to take a road trip that owes as much to Badlands as The Catcher in the Rye, and which threatens both their futures forever. One of the most talked about graphic novels of recent years, The End of The Fucking World marks Charles Forsman's UK debut.

The End of the World

The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction

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Author: John Leslie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134668538

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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Are we in imminent danger of extinction? Yes, we probably are, argues John Leslie in his chilling account of the dangers facing the human race as we approach the second millenium. The End of the World is a sobering assessment of the many disasters that scientists have predicted and speculated on as leading to apocalypse. In the first comprehensive survey, potential catastrophes - ranging from deadly diseases to high-energy physics experiments - are explored to help us understand the risks. One of the greatest threats facing humankind, however, is the insurmountable fact that we are a relatively young species, a risk which is at the heart of the 'Doomsday Argument'. This argument, if correct, makes the dangers we face more serious than we could have ever imagined. This more than anything makes the arrogance and ignorance of politicians, and indeed philosophers, so disturbing as they continue to ignore the manifest dangers facing future generations.

Finding the End of the World

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Author: Ron Braley

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1613791453

Category: Religion

Page: 516

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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 www.findingrevelation.com for free instructor materials, discussion boards, and opportunities to contribute to the discipleship cause.

After the End of the World

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Author: Jonathan L. Howard

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1466866667

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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After the End of the World by Jonathan L. Howard brings the H.P. Lovecraft mythos into the twenty-first century. The Unfolded World is a bitter and unfriendly place for Daniel Carter and Emily Lovecraft. In this world, the Cold War never happened because the Soviet Union ceased to exist in 1941. In this world the Nazi Großdeutschland is the premier superpower, and is not merely tolerated but indulged because, in this world, the Holocaust happened behind the ruins of the Iron Curtain and consumed only Bolsheviks, Communists, and others the West was glad to see gone. In this world, there are monsters, and not all of them are human. But even in the Unfolded World, there are still bills to pay and jobs to do. Carter finds himself working for the German secret security service to uncover the truth behind a major scientific joint project that is going suspiciously well. The trail takes Lovecraft and him to a distant, abandoned island, and a conspiracy that threatens everything. To fight it, Lovecraft must walk a perilously narrow path between forbidden knowledge and soul-destroying insanity. Fortunately, she also has a shotgun.

Not the End of the World

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Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 0192732935

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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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

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Author: Sukruth Kadaba

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1682894657

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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George, Wade, Tom, Frank, and Eric are not-so-normal kids from Earth. However, their not-so-normalcy is shattered when an extraterrestrial spacecraft descends from the sky and proclaims that they will represent Earth in a contest for the greatest prize of all- survival. They are placed in an artificial reality where anything they imagine instantly appears. Their only chance to save the world is to complete five tasks in this virtual world, each against a bunch of lethal adversaries. It seems straightforward enough. However, all is not as it seems. The fifth task is seemingly impossible and has never been completed by any species. Can they do the impossible and succeed where many have failed? There’s only one way to find out. Along the way they will encounter unexpected allies, deadly dangers, and challenges from both within and without. They’ll also learn to work together and find the courage to succeed. They must succeed, or the consequences will be unimaginably horrible…

Walk to the End of the World

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Author: Suzy McKee Charnas

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466821140

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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After thirty years, Suzy McKee Charnas has completed her incomparable epic tale of men and women, slavery and freedom, power and human frailty. It starts with Walk to the End of the World, where Alldera the Messenger is a slave among the Fems, in thrall to men whose own power is waning. In continues with Motherlines, where Alldera the Runner is a fugitive among the Riding Women, who live a tribal life of horse-thieving and storytelling, killing the few men who approach their boundaries. The books that finish Alldera's story, The Furies and The Conqueror's Child, are now available. Once you start here, you won't want to stop until you've read the last word of the last book. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Greenie's Guide to the End of the World

Ecology and Eschathology

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Author: Theodore David McCall

Publisher: ATF Press

ISBN: 1921817135

Category: Ecology

Page: 272

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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.

Waiting for the End of the World

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Author: Richard Koss,Sarah Vowell

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984667

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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Where will you go when the trouble starts? For countless people around the world, the answer is that bomb shelter down in the basement. In fact, people from around the work have been building shelters to protect themselves from catastrophe -- natural disaster, war, nuclear events -- for centuries. Waiting for the End of the World is photographer Richard Ross's journey into this quirky, somewhat paranoid, and occasionally beautiful underground world. Ross has documented not only the bomb shelters of the United States, but also examples from Vietnam, Russia, England, Turkey, and even Switzerland, where citizens are required by law to have a bomb shelter. Ross's subjects include the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, where a shelter was built to house the entire U.S. Congress, shelters in Beijing, where the Chinese built a complete city underground, and Hittite shelters in Eastern Turkey built some 4,000 years ago. His ethereal images show spaces that at once provide only the barest necessities for survival but maintain a level of idiosyncratic personality that testify to the endurance -- and wackiness -- of the human spirit. Waiting for the End of the World features an interview by author and social commentator Sarah Vowell.

Reporting Live from the End of the World

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Author: David Shukman

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1846688876

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 307

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When frontline BBC news reporter David Shukman switched beat from world affairs to environment in 2003, he feared he might be in for a dull life. He couldn't have been more wrong. His new job has taken him to every corner of the earth: journeying up the fabled North West Passage in the Arctic, chasing after loggers in the Amazon and battling through plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean, getting trapped in Siberian blizzards along the way. Reporting Live from the End of the World charts Shukman's extraordinary adventures, in the process providing a fascinating eye-witness account of the state of the planet. Wonderfully written and often very funny, the book will be loved by travel, science or environment readers alike.

Only the End of the World Again

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Author: Neil Gaiman,P. Craig Russel

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506706134

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 152

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From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman (American Gods), this fantasy story blends the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft and Roger Zelazny. This new edition of Only the End of the World Again features a brand new cover, in a new deluxe hardcover format; with bonus material including high res scans of the inks and layouts. The story features an adjustor, Lawrence Talbot who recently sets up shop in Innsmouth only to discover that the world may be ending and that the instrument of destruction is a werewolf.

Is this the end of the world

Unleashing Biblical Prophecies

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Author: Samson O. Wealth

Publisher: de,en,fr

ISBN: 8828336994

Category: Bibles

Page: N.A

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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!