Secret of the number 666: mysticism, power and money Cover Image

Tajemnica liczby 666. Mistyka, władza i pieniądze
Secret of the number 666: mysticism, power and money

Author(s): Jacek Sieradzan
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Philosophy, Semiology, Ancient World, Theology and Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: mystery; Roman Empire; Catholic Church; number 666; tajemnica; Imperium Rzymskie; Kościół katolicki; liczba 666

Summary/Abstract: Number 666 in the history was connected with power: first that of the emperor, then that of the church, and in the 20th century with that of presidents, nazis, secretaries of communist parties, and global capitalistists. It was connected with Akkadian state, Roman Empire, Catholic Church, and in the end with global corporations. Power as tied with profit, was always seen by its critics as something demonic. History of interpretation of the number 666 shows that its essence is changing: from power (in antiquity) through religion (medieval times) to money (modern times).

  • Issue Year: 2/2015
  • Issue No: XXVII
  • Page Range: 303-318
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish