Towards applying canonical apocalyptic literature to postmodern culture

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Boys, Ryan Michael
Bible as literature; Apocalyptic literature; Postmodernism; Biblical Studies; Christianity; Practical Theology; Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
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This thesis-project is designed to consider how canonical apocalyptic literature provides a meta-narrative for postmodern culture. The literature in the fields of postmodern philosophy, hermeneutics, non canonical apocalyptic literature, canonical apocalyptic literature, and homiletics is vast. This project addresses the intersection of those disciplines. Postmodernism has created problems that canonical apocalyptic literature is uniquely suited to address. The core of the project is a comparison of the function of non-canonical apocalyptic literature and canonical apocalyptic literature in their original contexts. Understanding the way the genre of apocalyptic literature functions enables us to consider how it functions for postmodern readers.