Apocalypse Now and Then
A Feminist Guide to the End of the World
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"In her brilliant, wide ranging, nuanced study of apocalypse,
Keller has written a definitive cultural and theological essay.
In this book she is doing the work of the true intellectual: providing
learned, passionate guidance for living the good life, all
of us together, here and now, on our planet."
—Sallie McFague, Distinguished Theologian in Residence
Vancouver School of Theology
"A richly evocative exploration of apocalyptic's ambiguous
possibilities.... Inspiring in the fullest personal, political,
and religious senses of the term."
University of Chicago Divinity School
"Catherine Keller is a poet among theologians. Her writing
attains imaginative heights and depths that expose the flatly
prosaic character of most theological work. One finds oneself
lingering over sentences, images and tropes, hearing them
resonate with connections and insights."
Journal of the American Academy of Religion
"Densely packed and brilliantly articulated, this book challenges
the reader's critical engagement with the cultural habits of postmodernity. Apocalypse Now and Then demonstrates that scholarship can be simultaneously poetic and rigorous, firmly grounded in the concrete while exploring the rarefied air of the esoteric. In the face of apocalypse we need
not succumb to despair but can let Keller guide us to an affirmation
—Elizabeth A. Say, CrossCurrents
"Filled with passion and tension and vividness.... Insightful and
provocative, Keller's Apocalypse Now and Then is a most enjoyable
reading experience.... A book not to be missed."
—Ted Peters, Theology Today
"In assessing our postmodern situation and in searching for sustainable
environments and persistence in the struggle against human suffering, Keller offers us all a profoundly grounded, lifesustaining alternative to despair."
—Rita Nakashima Brock, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
"This is a brilliant book: brilliant in its content, brilliant in its
prose, brilliant in its style.... This book is valuable not simply for
what Keller says, but for how she says it.... Part of the pleasure
of this book is that even as Keller builds her argument from chapter
to chapter, she weaves a story around the edges of her chapters.
And this story is itself the counter-apocalypse she argues...."
—Marjorie Suchocki, Claremont School of Theology