Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993. xviii, 380pp, index, bibliography, frontis. Or brown leather look covers in jacket. Some fading to jacket. A fresh contribution to our understanding of early Egyptian Christianity by describing the genesis and meaning of the Coptic Apocalypse of Elijah. This document, an extended prophecy of the end-times that enjoyed wide circulation in late antiquity, reflects a type of Christianity rarely discussed- one that was rural, semi-literate, ascetically oriented and fanatically millenialist. In addition to the detailed analysis of the symbols and text of The Apocalyps of Elijah, this book explores Egyptian literature, the formation of the Antichrist tradition, martyrdom and apocalypsism, and Elijah psedepigraphy in general. A fresh translation of the text is included.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.