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Apocalypse Now and Then: A Feminist Guide to the End of the World

Apocalypse Now and Then

A Feminist Guide to the End of the World

Catherine Keller (Author)


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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800637361
  • Pages 384
  • Publication Date December 1, 2004


"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."
—Kathryn Tanner
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."
—Peter Hodgson
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 of hope."
—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