Dies Irae: The End of the World

The course intends to touch on the topic of "the end of the world" which was expressed in various art forms including sculpture, literature, music as well as theological and philosophical thinking. Participants of the course will be encouraged to reflect on and compare this Western religious belief with their personal experience.

Dies Irae: The day of wrath - future or present?

the religious interpretation

the sculptural interpretation

the linguistic interpretation

the musical interpretation

the medieval versus modern perspective

the linear versus circlar perspective

the fear and hope before the ending

the individual and communal ending

the end of the ending

Daniel N.Leeson, Opus Ultimum : The Story of the Mozart Requiem, New York : Algora Publishing. 2004

Robert Chase, Dies irae : a guide to requiem music, Lanham Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003.

C. Douglas Weaver, Exploring Christian heritage : a reader in history and theology, Waco Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2012.

Eric Tanning, etc. (edited), Modernism, Christianity, and apocalypse, Boston : Brill, 2014.

Martha Himmelfarb, The apocalypse : a brief history, Chichester ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

Arthur H. Williamson, Apocalypse then : prophecy and the making of the modern world, Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.

(法 ) 让・克洛德・加里埃Carriere, Jean-Claude等著.燕汉生等译,末世谈(Entretiens sur la fin des temps),北京 : 中国文学出版社, 1999.

updated on 9 Sept, 2015