Dreams of the Future—Past and Ever Present

Wendell W. Frerichs

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1984

Issue: 1984 (Vol. 4, No 1, Winter, 1984)

If the biblical and ancient apocalyptic form and message determines what qualifies as an apocalypse, then 1984 is none. Above all, it lacks any religious message, let alone any hope in God for the future. Yet Orwell picks up themes and imagery with which Jewish and Christian apocalyptic was much at home. It is these that we need to examine.

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