Caie This book is highly recommendable for anyone who is interested in the what and why of doom and glory in Anglo-Saxon Literature. Beginning with an etymological and semantic study of Dom, Caie goes on to bring the results of this study into a more literary context - by juxtaposing the concepts of Dom as 'fame' and 'glory'. This juxtaposition is continued in the comparison of pagan Germanic (Icelandic) and Christian apocalyptic views. While fame remains the only way to secure a kind of immortality for the pagan, Christianity offers eternal glory for the faithful soul. A closer examination of the three main Judgement Day poems (Judgement Day I + II and Christ III) follows.
DiNapoli This very helpful book contains, next to an extensive index of theme and image, an index of major names, of major place names, and a checklist of primary topics and occasions. If a homily is not listed under the theme you are investigating, it has nothing whatsoever to say to the topic.
Keenan This dissertation concentrates on the discussion of apocalyptic types and the structure of Old English poetry. The poems discussed include Judgement Day I + II, The Descent Into Hell, Soul and Body I + II, Bede's Death Song, An Exhortation to Christian Living, Christ III, Daniel, The Ruin, Beowulf, Christ and Satan, Exodus, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, The Phoenix, Guthlac, Andreas and Solomon and Saturn.
Risden A very thorough book on Beowulf and the Apocalypse. Edward Risden gives a short introduction to Apocalypses and Apocalypticism, both general and concerning Old English literature, zooming in on Beowulf, before discussing the relation of Beowulf to pagan and Christian apocalypse and to personal (visionary) as well as societal and cosmological (historical) apocalypses.