10 March 1994
Show More Cosmos, Chaos and the World to Come: The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith by Norman Cohn.
Yale, 271 pp., £20, October 1993, 0 300 05598 6Show More
“... can be demythologised in this way, few texts fit the theory very neatly, and it is far from clear that his hypothesis is widely applicable. It should, however, be of some relevance to those who, like NormanCohn, are concerned with the dynamics of persecution. Cohn’s classic, The Pursuit of the Millennium, posited a connection between millenarian thought and the persecuting impulse, and one of the ...”